We all have that constant fear, it's always on the back of my mind, "What am I going to do if this taxi hits me?".
Our taxis have become a common cause for many people's road rage, it can be hard to control our anger when they cause fender benders or worse but is it worth reacting? If and when you find yourself in this position, I advise that you count to ten before acting out. You have no idea when a taxi or any other car could bump you, that's why MoneyPanda compares multiple car insurance providers for you with our 5-minute quick quote process, Taryn tried it and saved hundreds:
The taxi industry is very competitive and dangerous. The drivers may act out aggressively towards each other in general but should there be an altercation involving a “regular” motorist, they will band together as thick as thieves. They are never alone. Remember that! It's scary to think that there are over 20 000 taxi owners and 200 000 drivers that can band together.
You never know if the taxi that hit your car belongs to the wrong group of people. Did you know: 36 lives are lost a day on South African roads and 3 of those are caused by taxis. Make sure you are atleast properly covered by your insurance provider. Compare providers such as MiWay, King Price, Santam, Virseker, First For Women and more! In less than 5 minutes you can see prices:
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