They're the shameful secrets the taxi industry doesn't want you to know about.
Passengers are fed up, while hard-working and honest drivers are losing out.
Now, this proud cabbie says enough is enough.
Q&A from Taxi Association:
Drivers claim that Airport short fare system forces them to speed. Agree or disagree?
Drivers do not have to speed and should not speed.
Drivers claim there are too many taxis in Sydney. Agree or disagree?
Yes, there at least 1000 too many taxis in Sydney.
It is claimed that some drivers deliberately overcharge customers. Are you aware of this?
No we are not aware of this.
What should passengers do if they think they are being ripped off?
They can call the Taxi Hotline 1800 648 478 as displayed on the red stickers on the front windscreen and rear passenger window of every cab. This system has been in place for 50years+.
What happens if a driver is caught ripping off a passenger?
They can be fined $300 under the taxi regulations and TfNSW will look into the driver’s track record and may take further action.