Con­cerned driver

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

TO­DAY I read about the prob­lems that lo­cal taxi driver Max Freck­el­ton has had to deal with.

A lot of these prob­lems could be avoided if the taxi rank was back where it is sup­posed to be.

Whist on the sub­ject of taxis I would like to re­mind the public that when or­der­ing a cab you can re­quest “not a maxi” if you don’t like trav­el­ling in maxi’s.

Also, when en­ter­ing a taxi you can in­form the driver to “run the me­ter and you will re­quire a re­ceipt upon reach­ing your des­ti­na­tion”.

This will al­le­vi­ate any doubts you may have about ac­tual costs.

Last but not least, get­ting the first cab on the rank to go home is a cour­tesy, but cus­tomers can choose to go to the next car if they so de­sire – some peo­ple just don’t like driv­ing in maxi’s etc.

If a driver doesn’t run the me­ter with­out in­form­ing you, then do not pay.

By law the driver must “run the me­ter and of­fer a re­ceipt” or ne­go­ti­ate a fair price. Clive Lloyd (Polly)

Ju­bilee Pocket

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