Minibus driving behaviour on the Cape Town to Mthatha route

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dc.contributor.author Booysen, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Ebot Ena Akpa, N.A.
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (33rd : 2014 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-15T08:31:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-15T08:31:25Z
dc.date.created 2014-12-15
dc.date.issued 2014-07
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by CE Projects cc. Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: proceedings@ceprojects.co.za en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 7-10 July 2014 "Leading Transport into the Future", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Minibus taxis are considered to be notoriously dangerous and are seen as the epitome of bad driving in South Africa in particular, and Sub-Saharan Africa in general. Minibus taxis are used for long-distance and urban travel. This paper focuses on long-distance travel, and considers one of the routes with a high number of fatalities, namely the 1200km route travelled between Cape Town and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. The paper presents the analysis of speed and location information, gathered by voluntary tracking of various taxis completing the notorious round trip over weekends and festive seasons. The results clearly demonstrate that no regard is paid to the legal limit of 100 km/h, with speeds of up to 159km/h recorded. Compared with normal passenger vehicles, the minibus taxis demonstrate similar speeding profiles, despite the lower speed limit. The results exhibit a speed dependence on route-section, direction of travel, departure time, and whether the driver is also the owner. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 10 pages en_ZA
dc.format.medium PDF en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Booysen, MJ & Ebot Eno Akpa, NA, Minibus driving behaviour on the Cape Town to Mthatha route, Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 7-10 July 2014 "Leading Transport into the Future", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-61-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/43045
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.subject Minibus taxis en_ZA
dc.subject Long-distance and urban travel en_ZA
dc.subject Legal speed limits en_ZA
dc.subject Direction of travel en_ZA
dc.subject Routes with a high number of fatalities en_ZA
dc.title Minibus driving behaviour on the Cape Town to Mthatha route en_ZA
dc.type Presentation en_ZA


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