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  • liewsc's Avatar
    72 posts since Oct '13
    • What logic is this? You stop in the middle of the lane which is very wide then a bus come and bang you, could be your fault? Tell ppl also can laugh die le

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • That is the problem of accident, not only just money issue, but also mental issue that you have to bear…leading to no mood .

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Originally posted by liewsc:

      What logic is this? You stop in the middle of the lane which is very wide then a bus come and bang you, could be your fault? Tell ppl also can laugh die le

      Single filter lane only allow one motorcar to wait at stop line. That's why i am at fault. 

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • What to do, just take it as part of the learning curve.

      For without mistake, man learn nothing, for without authority and regulations, man become uncivilise

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Picked up a china lady that day. At first say 索菲亚路,upon reaching she said 走我的路。 lucky my chinese got distinction. 

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,166 posts since Dec '09
  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • I no time to see cos keeps fiddling with waze. Her 走我的路 was referring to change location to waterloo. Direct translation. Non chinese tds sure scratch head

  • j007's Avatar
    3,156 posts since Oct '02
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      Beauty or not, tua neh neh or not? bak bak or not?

      likely workers at peace center. its their area

    • Originally posted by bowah:

      First of all, you must have the passion to like driving, but this passion will fate away after few months, as such, after a year or 2, you still driving even the passion is gone, you confirm.com.sg become a taxi driver or UG, most likely, permanent.

      If just starting 3 days only, you have lost that passion and excitement, then I guess better return key lah..because today taxi market is not viable to chiong anymore, even you drive 16 hrs per day, also cannot match our time of no UG,...that time, newbies like hammer, my ex chief, taxilim, Ct, Komade…etc etc all chiong 12 to 13 hrs per day, and it is worthy because there are lots of paxs…..

      ...so I guess those who are new and come into taxi trade…you come at a wrong time

      i have to agree with u, most times now we chiong empty.

      once a pax shared with me recently, morning 9am+, few greens try to pick her as a street pax, but one last minute do a quick (not sure if illegal U turn) and got the pax, TDs horn like going to fight.. she damm stressed 

    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      My feelings after two days of driving.

      - Though no fixed working reporting time but automatically will try to wake up early. 

      early bird catch the worm

      - Can have lots of freedom but can't afford to

      freedom comes at a cost.

      - Can eat a variety of different food but mainly junk food

      - Smoking breaks increases by 30 to 50 %

      - Pin more hopes to strike lottery

      - Everyday meet new ppl but all mute

      chat with pax only when they chat with u

      - Body quite sweaty after few hrs of driving hopefully no odor

      despite always seated in ac environment, our back still gets very warm.. once a couple of hours, step out for a break

      - Lazier at home when knock off

      too tired to do anything. mind and eyes very tired

      Hopefully it is just a process. By gradually mastering road knowledge and taking more calls , i hope mental fatigue can be reduced and to hit target using shortest time possible.

      fatigue will always be there. healthy lifestyle is the way to keep u going 

       

       

       

      replies in red 

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Originally posted by j007:

      replies in red 

      Yup.Experiencing Insomnia, anxiety and mental fatigue.

  • liewsc's Avatar
    72 posts since Oct '13
    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      Single filter lane only allow one motorcar to wait at stop line. That's why i am at fault. 

      Sorry I still don't get it, you stop at a single filter lane which only allow one motorcar to wait at stop line. Then the minibus squeezed in and bang into your car = your fault?

      Or may I ask if both of you trying to suqeeze in and altho you reach first then the minibus bang into you as you are in the driver blind spot?

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Originally posted by liewsc:

      Sorry I still don't get it, you stop at a single filter lane which only allow one motorcar to wait at stop line. Then the minibus squeezed in and bang into your car = your fault?

      Or may I ask if both of you trying to suqeeze in and altho you reach first then the minibus bang into you as you are in the driver blind spot?

      No. The mini bus waited at stop line first. I moved my vehicle forward next to his assuming that the space is more than enough for him to move out safely. He didn't check blindspot so ended up brushing my front car side. I guess can only blame my backside itchy

  • liewsc's Avatar
    72 posts since Oct '13
  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Originally posted by liewsc:

      oic.. like this you'll kena more to blame. Hope all be fine. Good luck.

      Ok thx!

  • Pandanchen's Avatar
    1,166 posts since Dec '09
    • Originally posted by Jasonlkl:

      No. The mini bus waited at stop line first. I moved my vehicle forward next to his assuming that the space is more than enough for him to move out safely. He didn't check blindspot so ended up brushing my front car side. I guess can only blame my backside itchy

      you drive like that is asking for trouble

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Originally posted by Pandanchen:

      you drive like that is asking for trouble

      Yes. I should have thought of the risk factor. Lack of experience 

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • It is just part of the lesson you have to learn, now you know why TDVL is nothing compare to you on the road experiences and lessons

  • Joel Broughton's Avatar
    4 posts since Mar '17
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      It is just part of the lesson you have to learn, now you know why TDVL is nothing compare to you on the road experiences and lessons

      Ya. It ain't as easy as it seems

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Today, car rental business are booming, so are 2nd hand car dealers, and in overall the automobile domestic business industrial index rose by 1% to 2.1% of our GDP or yearly domestic product.

      All thanks to UG and their drivers, business which were suffering before 2013 are thriving, from towing business to car servicing to car insurances and most importantly, car repair business went up and COE maintained.

      Why? because accident rates had went up that included few fatalities and serious injuries.

      And that is why, your statement come in “it aint as easy as it seem”,

      GPS Uber and Grab youngster or newbie just whack here and there, cut here and there, chiong here and there, .....

      and if a person mentality can only do one thing at a time, then sorry, driving is not for you, because driving, be it taxi or UG, you need quick reflexes as technologies need your attention on GPS, on your Smart Phone and on the pax, the road and the traffic including TP and parking.

      Today technology only help the companies and paxs, not the driver, the driver are actually much more worst off, more stress and more pressure leading to more accident and headache.

  • Jasonlkl's Avatar
    1,134 posts since Aug '16
    • Originally posted by bowah:

      Today, car rental business are booming, so are 2nd hand car dealers, and in overall the automobile domestic business industrial index rose by 1% to 2.1% of our GDP or yearly domestic product.

      All thanks to UG and their drivers, business which were suffering before 2013 are thriving, from towing business to car servicing to car insurances and most importantly, car repair business went up and COE maintained.

      Why? because accident rates had went up that included few fatalities and serious injuries.

      And that is why, your statement come in “it aint as easy as it seem”,

      GPS Uber and Grab youngster or newbie just whack here and there, cut here and there, chiong here and there, .....

      and if a person mentality can only do one thing at a time, then sorry, driving is not for you, because driving, be it taxi or UG, you need quick reflexes as technologies need your attention on GPS, on your Smart Phone and on the pax, the road and the traffic including TP and parking.

      Today technology only help the companies and paxs, not the driver, the driver are actually much more worst off, more stress and more pressure leading to more accident and headache.

      Also gps don't guide untill taxi stand or drop off point

    • Malay pax best! All very friendly, 

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