Hurrah for civic minded YouTuber Rad Bonos, who used his phone to capture a video of a motorcyclist in Edenvale who was riding around with a small child on his back. Not only was the toddler hanging on for dear life while the rider stalled and rode through red lights, she was wearing a bicycle helmet too. Eye Witness News is reporting that SAPS says they’ve caught and arrested the man, who has been charged with various crimes including riding without a licence.
The full vid is below, thanks to the Arrive Alive campaign for helping to bring this to public notice. The campaign also notes, however, that although the driver whose plate was on the bike was attacked via social media, “mob justice has no place in a civilised society” and that he’s unlikely to be the rider in question since he’s 51.
The Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, also got involved in the social media outcry. On Monday he Tweeted “He does not love this child. The Department of Social Development needs to be roped in for him. He must be arrested. Putting the child through this life-risking experience.”
Original vid below. Sadly not that unusual a site on SA streets.
(Hat tip – EWN)