17 Dec, 02:50AM in sunny Singapore!

Taxis & TDs in the news/stomp

Subscribe to Taxis & TDs in the news/stomp 547 posts

Please Login or Signup to reply.
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • thank you thank you…but there is another driver also go and take,

      I now busy looking for toilet…shit

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
    • 'Haolian' man gives out free chicken rice: Those who support cabbies will never take it, says taxi driver http://bit.ly/2p3JMXR 

      Edited by FireIce 02 May `17, 11:32PM
    • Taxi hits divider, collides with 2 other cars against traffic at Ang Mo Kio

       

      A taxi collided with two other cars after reportedly driving into the road divider at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 on Tuesday (May 2) morning, and three people were taken to hospital.

      The police told The Straits Times on Tuesday that they were alerted to an accident involving three vehicles along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, towards Hougang Avenue 2, at 7.36am.

      A Transcab taxi lost control and hit the road divider, before lurching in the opposite direction and colliding with two cars, Lianhe Wanbao said in a report on Tuesday.

      Pictures of the accident show a black car with its front wrecked and a wheel dislodged from the impact.

      The front of the taxi is badly damaged, too, while a silver car appears to have received the least damage.

      ST understands that four people were injured but three were taken to hospital.

      The driver of the silver car was a woman who had just dropped off her sons at primary school.

      Her husband, who gave his name only as Mr Chen, 37, told Lianhe Wanbao that she received injuries to her neck, hands and back.

      "My wife had just taken our two children to school. When the accident happened, they were not in the car," he said.

      He added that his wife's injuries were not that severe, and that it was fortunate that the boys were not in the car.

      A spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told ST that it was alerted to the accident at 7.42am and dispatched two ambulances, which took three casualties to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

       

      ST

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
    • Taxi driver injured after vehicle flips over in accident along Farrer Road

      A taxi driver was injured after his vehicle turned turtle in an accident along Farrer Road early Tuesday (May 9) morning.

      The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted at 1.20am and dispatched an ambulance to the scene.

      "One person was conveyed conscious to the National University Hospital," a spokesman added.

      The extent of the driver's injuries was not clear.

      The overturned yellow Comfort cab was sprawled across two lanes leading into an underpass when The Straits Times arrived at around 2.30am.

      A sign on the road divider had also been uprooted.

      ST has contacted the police for more information.

       

      ST

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Hope driver is ok, whatever happened, it is an accident, hopefully, that can help to release him from the suffering of driving trade once and for all.

  • Moderator
    EMERGENCY AMBULANCE
    QX179R's Avatar
    82,974 posts since Feb '08
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Moderator
    EMERGENCY AMBULANCE
    QX179R's Avatar
    82,974 posts since Feb '08
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
  • Moderator
    EMERGENCY AMBULANCE
    QX179R's Avatar
    82,974 posts since Feb '08
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Then cab drivers should be also be able to choose smoke free paxs.

      Edited by bowah 23 May `17, 11:37AM
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
    • Passenger jailed for punching taxi driver after dispute over payment method

       

      A restaurant manager punched a taxi driver on his cheeks and the back of his head eight times in a dispute over the payment method, a court heard.

      Yam Hai Hong, 54, was jailed for four weeks on Tuesday (May 23) after admitting to causing bodily pain to Mr Muhammad Hairi Rahiman, 54, at the carpark at Block 483 Admiralty Link at about 5.30am on Oct 9 last year.

      Yam also lost his job as a result of the incident.

      The court heard Yam got into Mr Hairi's taxi along New Bridge Road and told him to drive to Block 483 Admiralty Link.

      At the destination, the victim and Yam had a heated dispute over the payment method as the Mr Hairi was not able to accept payment by NETS.

      Yam kept shouting at the taxi driver who threatened to call the police. Both parties then got out of the taxi.

      Before the victim could call the police, Yam pushed him and then punched the victim on his cheeks and on the back of his head. This was captured by the vehicle's in-car camera footage.

      Yam and Mr Hairi subsequently ended up in a scuffle, during which the victim managed to subdue Yam.

      Mr Hairi called the police stating he was hit by a "drunkard passenger" but was not injured.

      He later sought medical treatment at a polyclinic for a contusion.

      In mitigation, Yam's lawyer A.P. Thirumurthy said when his client boarded the taxi, he had asked if he could pay by NETS and he got an affirmative reply.

      He said Yam admitted his folly and regretted what he had done. He said the dispute was not only over the payment method but also, the driver had taken Yam to the wrong block.

      Yam, who is unemployed, could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt.

       

      ST

    • All 950 CNG taxis in Singapore must undergo safety checks by May 25, following 2 accidents earlier this year. http://str.sg/4uWZ 

    • CityCab driver cuts lane at Marina Coastal Drive and flashes middle finger when honked at http://bit.ly/2q9YDEO 

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
  • Roann Teo's Avatar
    10 posts since May '17
    • Hi, everyone! I'm a year 1 student in Temasek Polytechnic and I would like to conduct a survey to address the problems faced by taxi drivers after the introduction of Uber and Grab and their views towards Uber and Grab. I would appreciate it if taxi drivers from Singapore would take some time and attempt this survey. Your responses will be confidential as this survey is strictly for academic purposes. Here is the link for the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/uCoGLSybkMJlwkQu2

      Thank you so much! :D

      Edited by Roann Teo 29 May `17, 4:31PM
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
    • Self proclaimed great taxi driver retorts to proud chicken rice store owner on video -- by flaunting cash

       

      A video circulating on WhatsApp showed a self proclaimed taxi driver who flaunted his wealth on camera while condemning those who sold chicken rice, seemingly in retaliation to the ‘haolian’ chicken rice stall owner was caught on video telling a cabbie that he would never ‘achieve great things’.

      Stomp was alerted to the video by Stomper Ah Boy.

      In the video, the alleged taxi driver said that in a mixture of dialect and Mandarin:

      “Why are you selling chicken rice?

      “It’s because you wont’t amount to anything and can’t earn a lot of money.

      “Us taxi drivers are the ones who do great things and earn a lot of money.”

      He is then seen counting a stack of thousand-dollar bills, finally stopping at $10,000.

      The man then reiterated:

      “We (cabbies) are the people who can accomplish great things.

      “We don’t sell chicken rice like you do.

      “Those who sell chicken rice won’t amount to anything.”

      When asked about the video, Ah Boy said:

      “This is just another stupid taunt.

      “If the feud between taxi drivers and chicken rice sellers continues, it’ll be because of people like this driver here.”

       

       

      click here for article and video

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Poor chicken, according to statistics, Singapore consume tons of chicken every years, it is the most consume meat, from KFC, popeye to Korean chicken to ayam pengat to nasi bryani dum..to chicken rice etc etc.

      And not only it get eaten the most, it is also use in many human argument, jokes and even prostitute…etc etc

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    264,661 posts since Dec '99
    • 10 passers-by help push stranded taxi off divider

      About 10 passers-by gathered to help extricate a taxi that was stuck on a divider in Choa Chu Kang on Friday (June 2) night.

      A photo provided to Stomp showed the taxi stuck on top of a divider at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, the citizen journalism site reported on Saturday (June 3).

      Eyewitness Willem Jacob Stolte told The Straits Times on Saturday that he could see the cab from his home at Block 483 at 10.30pm.

      "At first, there were three people helping, then two more came," said the 48-year-old swimming coach.

      The cab was successfully moved only when about 10 gathered to help.

      "They put a wooden plank under the wheel, as it was stuck over the divider," said Mr Stolte.

      The whole incident was over in about 10 minutes, and no police were seen there, he said.

      However, traffic was affected, with one lane blocked by the cab.

      A bus driver waited for the cab to be moved before continuing on its route.

      "I thought it was really nice that more and more people came to help and eventually there were enough people to help the taxi," said Mr Stolte. "Well done."

      ST

Please Login or Signup to reply.