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Taxi driver fine $300 for refusing to pick up passenger at taxi stand

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Jeffrey shared a photo of a fine for S$300 for refusing to pick up a passenger at MRT station taxi stand.

 

This incident happened on 24 January at about 8:40 am in front of Admiralty MRT station. Jeffrey said that he put the “Change shift” display on his taxi and entered the taxi stand.

According to the rule 25 of the road traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Vocational Licences and conduct of drivers, conductors, trishaw riders and passengers) rules, he committed an offence under section 131(1) of the road traffic act.

He was given 6 vocational licence demerit points for this incident.

Jeffrey could have been fined up to S$1000 and jailed up to 3 months for the first-time offender.

Do you think this is fair for the taxi driver? Leave your comments below!

 

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