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Johannesburg road block

I am far from objecting to road blocks, I believe that it’s better law enforcement than a speed trap, however there is a place and a time for these to happen.

These photographs where taken yesterday at about 17:30 on Barry Herzog Road in Johannesburg, unfortunately on my way home. Let me explain why I was not happy, the biggest culprit on South African roads are the communal taxis, these are “mini-vans” carrying from 7 to 24 passenger at a time and represent the largest part of our “public” transport. These are privately owned and often not healthy enough to carry anything what so ever. The South African government has been trying to regulate the industry with little success. the bottom line is these taxi drivers think that an oncoming lane is a reserved taxi lane as seen here and the pavement is used to bypass traffic. My question then is why a Police Road Block on a busy main road at home time? Do you see a mini-van being stopped? I sure did not. 

Johannesburg Metro Police Road Block
Johannesburg Metro Police Road Block
Johannesburg Metro Police Road Block
Johannesburg Metro Police Road Block

 

 

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Pascal Parent

Pascal's day job is as a technologist but you can mostly find him behind a camera after hours. As a passionate photographer he regularly shares his experiences with the world. From how-to to reviews you will find it all in his regularly updated blog and other places.

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