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Reader: SA riders aren't 'arrogant'

2014-02-18 12:51

IRRESPONSIBLE COMMENTS: Reader Robin believes that Thegandra Naidoo’s comments on riders were irresponsible and showed a disregard “for human life.” Image: Shutterstock


Wheels24 reader Robin says that "I have yet to meet an arrogant biker" and shares his thoughts on the 'kill a biker' row.

Motoring journalist Thegandra Naidoo has been "asked to leave the employ" of ABR Magazine with immediate effect, after making insensitive comments on social media following a biker’s death in a road rage incident.

ABR Magazine announced on Tuesday (Feb 18) that Naidoo has been asked to leave the employ of the company with immediate effect.

The announcement came after the biking community and the general public expressed their outrage on social media due to Naidoo’s insensitive comments on Facebook on February 14. Naidoo's comments were in regard to a biker who was shot and killed in Johannesburg during a road rage incident with a driver.

Wheels24 reader ROBIN shares his thoughts:

"I have yet to meet an arrogant biker. There are some who take chances on the roads but are not arrogant. I used to be a biker and if I still had my bike I would still be riding. Bikers consider all road users especially taxis, cars and trucks (in no particular order) as a possible crash threat as we are only on two wheels.

"For a comment to be said like that can only mean the person who wrote it has no regard or empathy for human life. This is disgusting and he should be held accountable by his employers. Even if it is in your personal time you are still a representative of the company you work for."

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