Some quarters have called for fares to rise substantially to manage demand, so that commuters who need a cab will find it easier to get one.$6 to $10 just to flag down a cab in Singapore? Are these cabbies mad? Oh wait, maybe they are. Crikey! That's why I don't pity taxi drivers. They are just horrible creatures.
Cabby Chew Lian Sheng, 37, said that is the 'only way to manage demand', since taxi companies are unable to put more taxis on the road because there are not enough drivers around.
Mr Chew said the flag-down fare should be between $7 and $10. 'There'd be a public outcry. But cabbies can earn a living with fewer trips.'
Mr Chew is also of the view that surcharges must be removed or at least, simplified, as they 'create an artificial market'.
Cabby Manjeet Singh, 62, said the flag-down fare should be $6 or $7. 'It's pathetic now,' he said. 'We should also abolish the surcharges - they are very confusing.'
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
They overcharge, speed, drive recklessly, give poor service and now they are calling for a fare hike. And if we let some of them have their way, they would even increase the flag down fare from the current $2.50 to up to $10! Yup. They are the bloody taxi drivers. From AsiaOne:
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 9:53 PM
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