There are several factors involved, this particular route may be the shortest, but you may get jam along the way for 1/2 an hour or more before reaching your destination. On another, the longer route may actually be faster because it may be like kind of free flow traffic along the way.
But according to LTA regulation, taxi drivers are to go by the shortest and most direct route, unless the passenger chose to travel by other route which may be longer regardless whatever the reason is, but in this case, the passenger must bear his/her responsibility if traffic congestion is encounter.
It is not easy to predict traffic congestion, sometimes passenger don't even believe the driver.
Last edited by Rafael; 8th May 2008 at 11:35 PM.
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I've once taken a cab which the driver honestly tell me that he's a new driver and hence not very sure with the routes. Luckily I'm not a road idiot and I guide him to my destination.
Then there was once, I took cab with my friends back home (each to diff location). One of my friends actually told the cab driver her block and unit number. hahaha. we had a good laugh in the cab.
Got once the cab driver just use the GPS for show only. Cos he wasn't referring to it. hahah. my mind just gave the -_-" look when i reach my destination.
Not like he gets paid less for using it or more if not using it.
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I see no harm directing them la... some places super ulu eg. ARmy camps...
Usu i will tell them roughly where the place is then when near there, direct them to the exact location.
Taxi drivers are not know-it-all...
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