Only in SA: Mzansi cracks jokes about uses for the hazard button in car


  • A tweet querying what the hazard button in a car is used for generated a flood of hilarious memes on taxi moments
  • The responses show that South Africans have the uncanny ability to poke fun at just about every challenge they face and they never seem to have a shortage of material
  • Turning to jokes, memes and online videos about their many problems rather than despair is the Mzansi way

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Almost immediately afterward, a social media user asked what a car’s hazard button is used for, and the jokes started.

A discussion about the use of a car’s hazard button has sparked jokes. Image: Getty
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No matter the culture or background, the common trait South Africans share is when the going gets tough, we crack a joke.

Using the hashtag #JoburgRoadSafety, a Twitter user posted:

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Almost immediately, users shared some of their hysterical comments – from memes to bad puns, South Africans have the ability to make jokes about their many problems.

@mike_superb said:

“When off loading or picking up passengers it allows you to stop anywhere, middle of any intersection, can also be used when checking cell phone and you need to crawl holding up all the traffic, hazards allow you to do this.”

@mthobisi_biggy said:

“It says potholes ahead.”

@Nkgopus wrote:

“In South African terms that button means many things. 1. Warn the driver behind you that you’re about to immediately stop in front of him. 2. Warn drivers behind you to slow down because of roadworks ahead. 3. Thank you for allowing me to pass. 4. I’m driving fast on yellow line.”

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@ntokozocele_411 replied:

“When you see a girl and want to talk with her.”

@fletchico added:

“Ah “The Bermuda Triangle Button!” Once pressed you go off radar and can stop anywhere, unseen by all authorities.”

@dylnarc commented:

“In Mzansi anything, everything and other things it seems.”

Taxi caught on video swerving across busy road before crashing into SUV

In a separate story, Briefly News previously reported on a chilling video showing a taxi driver veering all over the road and ultimately having a serious collision that left the cyber community horrified.

The clip was shared by Twitter account @crimeairnetwork and shows that the footage was taken by persons travelling in the vehicle behind the taxi. The taxi is seen veering in and out of the traffic lane for a while before it drives completely onto the roadside of the highway.

The driver quickly tries to get back on the road but crashes into an SUV in the neighbouring lane. The two vehicles collide into each other in the middle of the road, sending one man (presumably the driver) flying out of the taxi.

Source: Briefly News





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