156 illegal taxis destroyed

2012-08-21 08:30

Authorities in the Chinese city of Hefei recently ordered the destruction of 156 illegal taxis.

The order was carried out with great vigour by police, city workers, and legal taxi drivers who got a chance to vent their frustrations by destroying criminal cabs with an assortment of tools, including sledge hammers.


Illegal taxis are reported to be a major problem in China as they operate without taxi licences and with fake meters. They are often unroadworthy, sporting fake license plates and painted in the same colours as taxis from legal operators.

Professional recycling crews finished the smash job and will reuse the scrap metal and parts.

  • trevorlbennett - 2012-08-21 10:40

    Good job Chinese, can we do the same here in SA.

      jacques.conradie.56 - 2012-08-21 14:44

      No, our government won't because the Chinese also execute people and our government won't even talk about it.

  • mervin.birss - 2012-08-21 12:35

    South Africa Metro/SAPS take note

  • horst.muller.7330 - 2012-08-21 13:43

    This is a crime, destroying property just because the driver/owner was trying to make a living and did not have the right piece of paper. I am disgusted.

      heinrich.spreeth - 2012-08-21 14:43

      This is how the law works.You can't vote without an ID document. You can't drive without a licence. Nothing wrong expect the people who operated against the law.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-08-21 15:52

      @horst - have you not noticed the problems that taxi operators can create when allowed to run free and operate outside of the law? You should notice it on our roads every day...

      horst.muller.7330 - 2012-08-21 22:57

      Sorry guys, I am still disgusted. Justice is supposed to be equitable and not heavy handed as happened here.

  • aarchaic - 2012-08-21 21:47

    NOOO THOSE ARE MK2 JETTA's I struggle to get parts for them!!! and they just smash them up :(

  • sean.hearder - 2012-08-24 12:59

    LOL won't happen here!! Our government and cops own most of the taxis so it won't happen!

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