Last edited by contaxable; 4th March 2008 at 08:49 PM.
All I say is this. I live in the CBD. What I understand is, taxi may no long drop me off at home between 6am anbd mignight, even if I am coming back from teh airport with all my luggages, nor can the taxi pick me up at where I live.
Trying to get calrificationl, no one can give me.
Going forward, all the roads around taxi stands will be packed with taxi trying to wait for a customer. Customers will have to brave the weather to walk to a taxi stand. Those in the heart of the CBD may not be affected that much, but those on the outskirt of the CBD will be severely impacted.
This looks like another stupid dumn moron ideas dreamed up by some intellectually challenged scholar ....
Taxi drivers will suffer, riders will suffer .... no one gain on this ... smart!
Maybe, this is the writing on the wall ... time to move ....... time to leave
Singaporeans should learn how to shut up and stop complaining.
BTW, if you've been following the news this is a knee-jerk response to the flood of letters complaining that people cannot flag down a cab in CBD during peak hour, and that cab drivers hide and wait for booking, hence the inclusion of booking also in the new ruling.
The recent 35% charge is also a response to the complains. Whenever someone writes to Straits Times, the authorities will paiseh and do something about it. The solution they come up with normally solve problem A, but whether it introduces problem B, C, D remains to be seen...
Last edited by mystudio; 28th February 2008 at 10:06 AM.
This is a strong reason WHY ppl wanted to get their own car.
Bus aircon lousy.
Noisy passengers in bus (HATE THOSE who on their freaking HP speaker SO loud. No need to broadcast what! idiotic!)
Dirty in bus...
This also applies for cab as well.. not as bad.. but show enough reason WHY people prefer have their own comfort!
aiyah. theres alot more la..
besides erp... the petrol prices went up
IIRC.. today prices of fuel.. USD$101/barrel... correct ?
now petrol is aroun $2.05/top grade petrol..... expensive lor... last time $1.95 i already half dead...
and u guys know recently in stomp ? got a china lady allow the son urinate in the mrt in peak hours ?
even if they drop passenger at taxi stands. they can still wave NO at you ..
Last edited by mystudio; 28th February 2008 at 07:40 PM.
Is there a map for Taxi stops in CBD? And is there a map for CBD? Like from where til where? I really have difficulty in knowing where's the boundary.
Sony Alpha 700 hobbyist
If I understand correctly, taxis can still stop and let passengers alight at CBD buildings internal driveways (if they have one), they just cannot anyhow stop on roadsides with new rule.
This way also taxi uncle cannot cheat us, lying about CBD area when it is actually 100 m before CBD.
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“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler
I personally applaud LTA for coming down on this flagging issue. Currently, many passengers like flaggin down cabs on the road side or standing just before the taxi stand. This is indeed frustrating, especially for passengers whom are in the taxi queue.
There are also risks involved when passengers tried flagging down taxis on main road. For taxi drivers, their immediate reaction is to jam break and filtering to the road side to pick up passengers. This, not only endangered their own lifes but also the lifes of other motorists. For the passengers, they will dash across the road once their taxi comes to a halt disregards their own safety and the safety or other motorists.
I have seen accidents occured due to taxi jamming break as well as passengers dashing across the roads and have a couple of near-misses with taxi drivers and jay walkers as well.
Besides that, taxis unknowingly causes traffic jams when stopping on a busy road. Though it may be a matter of few minutes, the jam is going to pile up if a taxi picks up a passenger once every few minutes on the same stretch of road.
Just some of my thoughts..