Taxi for 13 carries 37 kids

taxischoolAn Eastern Cape taxi driver was arrested on Wednesday for transporting 37 school children in a Toyota Quantum.

The Times newspaper reported that the taxi — which was licensed to carry 13 passengers — was impounded by police in East London.

The 25-year-old driver was charged with reckless driving, negligence and overloading, said police.

“We keep emphasising to parents that the safety of their children is very important,” police spokesperson Captain Mluleki Mbi told the newspaper.

“It is important for them to know the vehicle and about their children’s safety all the time.” –