Delivery bikes create havoc on South African roads

I must say, my local Checkers delivery guys are pretty much always the same guys, neatly dressed and their bikes are also quite neat.

Can't say the same about MrD - some of the delivery guys look homeless, I feel sorry for them..

Anecdotal, but I must have seen at least 5 bike accidents in my area involving a delivery guy, always at an intersection, cause they don't stop and they drive off before it turns green.
 
I must say, my local Checkers delivery guys are pretty much always the same guys, neatly dressed and their bikes are also quite neat.

Can't say the same about MrD - some of the delivery guys look homeless, I feel sorry for them..

Anecdotal, but I must have seen at least 5 bike accidents in my area involving a delivery guy, always at an intersection, cause they don't stop and they drive off before it turns green.
Nothing beats Woolworths Online using Taxis mafia to deliver their parcels.

Ordered a nice thick winter duvet and a freaking taxi full of men jumped out with the parcel.

Never again.
 
I've seen many, many accidents with them. Also seen them go against traffic, go the wrong way around circles, drive on the pavement, cut directly across main roads, jump red robots, make sudden turns/stops etc.

Not all of them of course, but enough of them to agree they cause havoc.
Absolutely, one almost ran me over driving on the pavement, These days they drive on the highway too going 60km/h. I hate them more than i hate taxi drivers.

Now This country looks like some 8th world country with scooters and yellow tuk tuks littering the roads. smh
 
Nothing beats Woolworths Online using Taxis mafia to deliver their parcels.

Ordered a nice thick winter duvet and a freaking taxi full of men jumped out with the parcel.

Never again.
Huh, not sure if joking?

You mean a regular quantum with a taxi association sticker on the back, Cressida hub-caps, a blazer hanging on the back window, awning and furry mirror accessory delivered your Country Road duvet?
 
You get the motorbikes which should be licensed and also the e-bikes (electric bicycles) which I guess are unlicensed but share the roads.

I actually haven't had too many issues with the okes on e-bikes (they normally look like they are shitting themselves) but the okes on the motorbikes are hectic.
 
Nothing beats Woolworths Online using Taxis mafia to deliver their parcels.

Ordered a nice thick winter duvet and a freaking taxi full of men jumped out with the parcel.

Never again.
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Well, when they have been driving a motorcycle for 6 months, on our roads, they can in all likelihood pass any competency test, for drivers license, only issue is insurance.
 

Delivery bikes wreak havoc on South African roads​


Article: No data to back up this claim except for a lot of what ifs and possible issues. Are the delivery drivers causing more accidents or not?
Frequent accidents involving them reported on the WA group I am on relating to accidents and such, and then one can see how they drive just by also driving.
 
There is a difference between opinion and fact.

Opinion: The covid vaccine was safe and effective.
Fact: The covid vaccine was not safe and was not effective.
Okay, I will round up some statistics for you.
 
Huh, not sure if joking?

You mean a regular quantum with a taxi association sticker on the back, Cressida hub-caps, a blazer hanging on the back window, awning and furry mirror accessory delivered your Country Road duvet?
I am not joking.

A regular quantum taxi with "Dance with Your Uncle" or whatever written on the back.

And you can imagine these men were not dressed like they are taking you out for a 5 star meal , if you know what I mean.

Either woolworths or paxi or whoever they are using is partnering with "local talent".

I wet my panties and took the parcel with my one hand on the security button. No greeting or anything from them as well.
 
Okay, I will round up some statistics for you.
Please factor in that motorcycles currently already have the highest accident fatality rate and then the difference between the current fatality rate without e-commerce delivery drivers and the e-commerce delivery driver fatality rate?

Would love to see the difference.
 
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