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    Default New carpooling laws allow drivers to be paid - By LTA

    From The Straits Time;

    "A car owner can now accept payment from passengers who hitch a ride. This and other rules and regulations governing carpooling came into effect on Monday under the Road Traffic Act in an effort to bring legal clarity to what was a grey area. The move is also expected to boost car sharing, which in turn should ease congestion on the roads and on public transport."

    So we might see more 霸王车 (pirate taxi) on the road and waving hands at the bus stop and ask you want to go Shenton Way or not?

    Wondering how are they going to charge you for per trip?

    LOL

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    The taxi companies should be complaining soon

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    Default Re: New carpooling laws allow drivers to be paid - By LTA

    $10 will bring you to JB...so beat that Morover, it has not clarified can we hitch J plate car?

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    I often heard taxi driver complained now is much difficult to get customer on the road for business.

    Perhaps taxi driver should just pickup customers (散客)along the way if the seats has not been fill. This is like roll back to the 50' & 60' era those taxi driver operate. The customer get to split fares and taxi get to fill up customer just like car pooling.

    Less ppl take train, hence less ppl complain if there is train break down.

    - LOL

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    well this maybe a gd news to drivers who always have to send n fetch those shameless colleagues n friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by junction88 View Post
    So we might see more 霸王车 (pirate taxi) on the road and waving hands at the bus stop and ask you want to go Shenton Way or not?
    Unlikely lah, your excerpt is incomplete.

    Check out the whole act for the full picture.

    Last edited by kandinsky; 6th March 2015 at 07:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Tan View Post
    well this maybe a gd news to drivers who always have to send n fetch those shameless colleagues n friends
    the shameless will continue to ask for free rides regardless hehe

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    Default Re: New carpooling laws allow drivers to be paid - By LTA

    During peak hours, you will never have 'enough'taxis. What is required is to solve this and not leave it to taxis company to solve it themselves. Typical of current ministry way of resolving matters. Everything just push downward. Once you do that, these people will do things that will benefits them instead of solving the commuters problems. Then the authority will come up with another rule. The circle keeps going without resolving the original issue.

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