Taxi Council boss chalks metre blackout up to ‘a few bad apples’
The Taxi Council insists the majority of cab drivers are honest despite multiple reports of rorts emerging after Magic Round.
Wide World of Sports host Peter Psaltis yesterday told Neil Breen about his attempts to get a reasonable fare home from Fortitude Valley last Saturday.
Two drivers insisted on a flat rate fare paid upfront in cash rather than turning the metre on.
Taxi Council Queensland CEO Blair Davies told Neil and Peter it’s up to the Department of Transport to enforce honest behaviour among cabbies.
Blair Davies: “We’re not helped by some of these rule changes that occurred five years ago.
“Simply put, the government changed the rules, the government is responsible for enforcing the rules and we need the government to stump up with more people out there … catching the few drivers that are doing the wrong thing.
Neil Breen: “So Blair, so you said ‘catching the few’. So you think the problem’s not large?
“Anecdotally, I can tell you we think it might be a little bit large on a Friday and Saturday night.”
Blair Davies: “It’s a few bad apples spoiling it for everybody else.”
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To lodge a complaint against a driver, you can contact the Department of Transport at email@example.com or by calling 13 12 30.