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  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,166 posts since Dec '09
    • taxi driver charged in court and claimed trial

       

      http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/dpp-accused-cabby-you-demanded-45-fare-punched-victim?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

       

      very interesting 

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • It is now proven that 10 TDs, 10 assholes.

      But then, to think about it, in every trade, there are cheaters, and most of them are much much cleverer than Taxi drivers cheaters, you can see cheating lawyers, doctors, pastors, brokers, directors, school principle, SCDF officers and so on.

      And the only different between them and taxi drivers are, they cheat millions with sex too, TDs for no no what reasons, cheat those pathetic few thousands or even dollars only. Then get themselves into trouble because of naïve thinking

  • Queen of sgForums
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    265,029 posts since Dec '99
    • GrabCar bans prank caller, an SMRT taxi driver, for harassing its drivers

       

      He would make bookings for rides at odd hours of the night or give bogus destinations and pick-up locations.

      Once, he even booked a ride with Pulau Ubin as his destination.

      These were a few of the ways in which Mr Peter Quek had harrassed drivers with ride-hailing service GrabCar over nine months since November last year.

      Grab, the firm behind GrabCar, said it has "permanently banned" Mr Quek from the ride-hailing platform after investigating a complaint against him from a driver.

      This is believed to be the first reported case of someone who has been banned from a ride sharing service for harassing its drivers.

      "We take a very serious view on abuse of our platform. Abusers of our platform, be it a driver or passenger, will have their access to the platform revoked, and severe cases escalated to law enforcers," said a Grab spokesman.

      The Straits Times understands that Mr Quek is a driver with SMRT Taxis in his 30s or 40s. He could not be reached for comments.

      SMRT corporate information and communications vice-president Patrick Nathan said the transport operator was conducting its own investigations into the matter.

      Besides giving fake destinations or pick-up points, Mr Quek would make excuses not to board the ride after the driver had arrived, claiming he had already gotten a taxi.

      He would then force drivers to cancel the booking, a move which would affect the driver's cancellation rate and reduce the incentive payment they receive from Grab.

      GrabCar driver Eliza Shen said she filed a police report - a copy of which was seen by ST - against Mr Quek last Wednesday (July 20) after being harassed by him in WhatsApp messaging groups and Facebook discussion groups.

      She said that even though there were other GrabCar drivers directing angry comments at Quek, he saw her as an easy target because she was a woman.

      He called her a 'chio bu' (attractive woman) and said she was 'not bad looking'. "They were all very sexist comments," said Ms Shen.

      He also persisted in posting photos of her son, which he took from her Facebook account, in instant messaging chat groups and on Facebook, she said, even though she had told him not to do so.

       

      ST

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    265,029 posts since Dec '99
    • So nice to see taxi driver help fellow cabby fix his wheel -- despite being from another company

       

       

      Stomper Raniel was heartened to see a taxi driver helping another cabby to fix his vehicle wheel.

      This was despite both of them being from different cab companies.

      Said the Stomper:

      "Was on the way back to office and saw two local Singaporeans from two different cab companies coming together to help fix the car wheel.

      "So nice to see people coming to aid one another when needed."

       

      stomp

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by Pandanchen:

      this mr Quek got so much free time to disturb other drivers? 


      In taxi driving, there are alots of psychopath one hor. Becareful. All CDG DRO, IO and other officers are trained and taken many courses on how to deal with people, how to handle grievences and angry drivers, how to manage drivers anxiety and irrelevant reasoning and demand.

    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      So nice to see taxi driver help fellow cabby fix his wheel -- despite being from another company

       

       

      Stomper Raniel was heartened to see a taxi driver helping another cabby to fix his vehicle wheel.

      This was despite both of them being from different cab companies.

      Said the Stomper:

      "Was on the way back to office and saw two local Singaporeans from two different cab companies coming together to help fix the car wheel.

      "So nice to see people coming to aid one another when needed."

       

      stomp


      Both brothers lah, aiyo, limpek tyre puncture also call my brother to come mah, even he is driving for other company, Singaporeans like to make conclusion just by face value, that is why most of them can easily get Conned

  • Queen of sgForums
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    265,029 posts since Dec '99
    • Reckless drivers like cabby of CityCab SHB 4752G need to be taken off the roads

       

       

      A taxi driver was caught on camera causing a rider to fall off his rider after making a reckless turn, and then speeding off.

      Stomper Jackson had captured the incident on video. It took place along Duxton Road on July 24, at about 7pm.

      Said the Stomper in a phone interview:

      "Basically, I was on my way to dinner and this cab was in front of me. 

      "The motorcyclist had the right of way going straight and the cab made a reckless right turn, causing the rider to e-brake and fall over.

      "I tried to chase after the taxi to stop it when it turned into Duxton Road, but there was a car in front of me and Duxton has two roadside parking.

      "The cab sped off after exiting Duxton and when I made the turn, I was held back by traffic so I couldn't catch him."

      Jackson added that the driver of the white Mercedes in the video had tried to aid the motorcyclist after he fell off his bike.

       

      see the video here

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Siao liao. Instead of paying $2k, and another $400 for traffic offences, he could end up worst, most properly will end up at changi chalet with a few thousand fines + licence suspended.

  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,166 posts since Dec '09
    • It was a small gesture that he did not think much of, but one that left a deep impression on his passenger and tugged at the heartstrings of netizens.

      Last Saturday morning (May 13), Stomper Daniel boarded a Comfort Taxi from Yishun to Pioneer, only to realise that he did not have his walletwith him.

      But he need not have worried.

      His driver Mr Tan Chin Heng, 65, not only let Daniel pay the fare of $24.85 another time, but even offered the latter another $30 for lunch in case he did not have money to eat.

      The Stomper, a foreigner who has been working in Singapore for the past nine years, declined the kind gesture but commended Mr Tan's actions and hailed him as being 'exceptional' for going out of his way to help someone in need.

      Daniel's account was widely shared on social media and picked up by print publications after it was posted on Stomp.

      Netizens also praised Tan for giving taxi drivers as well as Singapore a good name.

      The Stomp Team dropped by the ComfortDelGro office today (May 20) to interview Mr Tan.

      Asked why he did what he did, an earnest Mr Tan said that it was a service and that he did not expect his newfound fame.

      He had learnt about his feature on Stomp from his son, who showed him the article and said, "See, you have made it on to the Internet!"

      Covering his face in good humour after being told about what netizens have been commenting about him, Mr Tan says he is still a 'little embarrassed' by all the attention.

      He added that having been a taxi driver for 38 years, helping others was common in his line of work.

      Once, he had picked up a passenger who had injured his leg and was using crutches.

      The passenger's destination was a 7-Eleven store in Tampines Avenue 9 and Mr Tan chose to drop him off at a carpark where it would be more convenient for him to walk.

      At the convenience store, the passenger was unable to make payment with his card and hence borrowed $20 from Mr Tan.

      Mr Tan did so without a second's hesitation.

      "If the passenger disappeared [without returning the money], then so be it," he said in Mandarin.

      Asked on whether he has any advice for others when it comes to displaying kindness, Mr Tan simply replied, "Helping others is up to the individual and his or her own beliefs. There is no need to be told."

      Thank you, Mr Tan, for being such an inspiration to us all!

      See also:

      Foreigner working in S'pore for 9 years on exceptional cabby: 'I've never experienced this much kindness'

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,207 posts since Mar '13
    • This one happened in May lah..He was interviewed by Stomp at Comfort HQ.

      Edited by Taxilim88 02 Aug `16, 3:43PM
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Lau Tan no more driving liao lah. He thrown key on June, tia kong his childrens ask him not to drive anymore..eyesight problem + like me, only earn $20 or $10 net per day only. Better take care of granchildrens

  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,207 posts since Mar '13
    • Ah Heng 56 yo nia, still young.  Haven't throw key yet lah. But tiagong his taxi number come out 3rd prize...Chin Heng.

      But I dun understand how come 56yo can have 38 years of taxi driving experience.  Ar bo last time he ba ong chia ar?

      Edited by Taxilim88 05 Aug `16, 11:23AM
  • peterpan212's Avatar
    438 posts since Dec '13
    • http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/passengers-were-covered-glass-after-accident?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1470358653

       

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Originally posted by Taxilim88:

      Ah Heng 56 yo nia, still young.  Haven't throw key yet lah. But tiagong his taxi number come out 3rd prize...Chin Heng.

      But I dun understand how come 56yo can have 38 years of taxi driving experience.  Ar bo last time he ba ong chia ar?


      Aiya ...ah Lim, you got take medicine or not? Quote "His driver Mr Tan Chin Heng, 65,"

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  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,207 posts since Mar '13
    • Originally posted by bowah:


      Aiya ...ah Lim, you got take medicine or not? Quote "His driver Mr Tan Chin Heng, 65,"

      Confirm u dunno him lah...

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Taxilim88's Avatar
    1,207 posts since Mar '13
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      How to know him, still owe him 3k

      No wonder when I mention you, he $%$#@#%$#!!!

      Edited by Taxilim88 08 Aug `16, 2:16PM
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Aiya, he this or that also not our problem lah, he always criticize me for being lazy, dua pow, kuay ong and never take care wife and family…I know he can, but also cannot said other mah. Everyone got his or her own way of living, as long as never disturb you and still happy, careless what others doing and lifestyle mah.

      To be a good Taxi driver, one of the main characteristic is to be Happy go Lucky type, if not, driving taxi can be sad and torturing

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    • Cabby under investigation for false police report

      SINGAPORE - A taxi driver is under police investigation for making a false report last month.

      On July 27 at about 11pm, the 31-year-old woman made a call to the 999 emergency hotline. She said that she had been threatened by a passenger with a pointed object and ordered to drive to Chin Bee, which is in an industrial part of Jurong. She claimed that she complied and the passenger then fled.

      "In the course of investigations, officers from Tanglin Division detected many inconsistencies and established that the woman had provided false information to the police by claiming she was threatened by another person," the police said in a press release on Wednesday (Aug 10).

      Knowingly giving false information to public servants carries a maximum penalty of one year's imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

      Police reminded the public to refrain from lodging false reports because they expend resources that could be spent on real crimes and emergencies.

      -- ST
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Knn, there are many actresses and actors in taxi driving, what a waste, most should had went to mediacock.

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