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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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30 injured after bus collision at Bukit Batok bus stop

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Two buses collided at a bus stop in Bukit Batok earlier today (11 May). This happened at Old Jurong Road at around 9:30 am according to The Straits Times.

 

Facebook user Linie Gabas shared photos of the accident which shows a badly damaged SBS Transit bus.

It was reported that more than 20 people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The rear window of the SMRT bus was knocked off.

 

 

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26-year-old jumped onto Grab car at St James Power Station, results in repair bill of almost $15,000

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A 72-year-old Grab driver drove to St James Power Station in the unearthly hours of 5th May 2018, and a 26-year-old man sprang a surprise jump onto the hood of the driver’s car.

The young man was allegedly celebrating his 26th birthday before the incident happened.

He was charged in court on 7th May 2018.

 

Hello!! Do u have nothing better to do than to bully a 72 years old grab driver? My dad has done nothing to provoke u. He jumped on his car and your friend even shouted “ we apologised already, what’s more u want?” Fearing for his safety, my dad drove off to prevent confrontation. Please share and make him famous. Dun think you can escape just like this. I will get you!

Posted by Belleiansa Xu on Friday, 4 May 2018

The video was posted by the driver’s son, Alan Koh, on what took place that fateful night, near Envy Dance Club.

According to Koh, a person claiming to be friends with the 26-year-old, Chee Chu Siong, contacted him to offer an apology on his behalf.

Koh added that Chee was also agreeable to paying compensation then.

On 6th May 2018, Koh shared that his father, himself and Chee were in negotiations of the damages’ cost but no actual conclusion was made.

This was because the car serving centre was closed at that time, and the Kohs were unable to obtain a quotation for repairs.

The Koh family expects Chee to bear the full costs of the repair as the family is not extremely wealthy.

Even if they had the financial ability, they would not pay the costs as they felt that it was not logical for them to pay for “the mistakes that someone else made”.

Koh also shared that a man offered to help them by spearheading a crowdfunding exercise, but the family declined the kind gesture.

After a service centre’s diagnosis, the total sum amounted to S$14,967.48.

The photo of the invoice was shared to Mothership.sg:

We hope that this case study serves as a warning to all who wants to commit a rash act. Be wise and think twice!

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Man jumps onto car at St James unprovoked: Arrested and to be charged in court

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A man jumped onto the bonnet of a Grab driver’s car and then proceeded to climb over his windshield to the top of the car. The incident was unprovoked and has incited mass rage amongst netizens.

Photo Credit: Belleiansa Xu

On Saturday (May 5), Facebook user Belleiansa Xu’s father, who is a Grab driver, was driving near St James Power Station when a man jumped onto his car in what seemed to be an entirely unprovoked incident.

In the dashboard camera footage that was posted on Belleiansa’s Facebook page, a young man in a black t-shirt and cap could be seen rushing at the car and then leaping onto the bonnet.

The driver  sounded his horn but the man simply stepped on his windshield and climbed up to the top of the car.

Photo Credit: Belleiansa Xu

The driver could be heard in the video saying in Mandarin: “Don’t be like that.”

It was alleged that the man’s friends even shouted at the driver: “We apologised already. What more do you want?”

Fearful for his safety and wanting to avoid confrontation, the driver drove off.

Photo Credit: Belleiansa Xu

In response to this incident, the 72-year-old driver’s son took to Facebook to attempt to find the perpetrator.

He wrote:

Hello!! Do u have nothing better to do than to bully a 72 years old grab driver? My dad has done nothing to provoke u. You jumped on his car and your friend even shouted “ we apologised already, what’s more u want?” Fearing for his safety, my dad drove off to prevent confrontation. Please share and make him famous. Dun think you can escape just like this. I will get you! Pls pm me if anyone knows the perpetrator. Thanks

The post was shared over 7,000 times and was reported in news outlets and Facebook groups such as STOMP and Road.SG.

Thankfully, the man was arrested by the police the next morning. Belleiansa wrote in an updated post:

Thank you guys who had helped me share and like. The perpetrator has been arrested this morning to a case of rash act. I had never expected such an overwhelming response. I received so many calls from brothers and messages from public to offer help. I personally would like to thank SG Road Vigilante, Road.sg, stomp, sureboh sg etc for helping me post on their respective pages. You guys are awesome. With the closure of this episode, I hope we can all put this behind us and move on. Thank u so much.

In response to questions by STOMP, a police spokesperson said of the case:

On May 5 at about 3am, the police were alerted to a case of rash act at 3 Sentosa Gateway. A 26-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the case and he will be charged in court on May 7, 2018.

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