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  • Keepthechange666's Avatar
    4,550 posts since Feb '12
    • http://forums.edmw.sg/threads/taxi-drivers-to-receive-handbook-on-safety-reminders-tips.350/

      SINGAPORE: Taxi drivers can now turn to a new handbook to get useful reminders and tips on how to avoid being a victim of crime.

      The handbook aims to heighten taxi drivers' awareness towards their personal security and safety

      The free handbook has a checklist to help taxi drivers recall critical information in the event of a crime and a directory of neighbourhood police centres.

      It also has tips on how to spot counterfeit notes.

      The handbook will be distributed through all taxi firms over the next two weeks.

      Ang Hin Kee, adviser at National Taxi Association, said: "We are concerned for (drivers’) safety because they are out there to make a livelihood for their families. So, family members are also equally concerned. So, what we want to urge passengers and the public in general is to be conscious that drivers are out there to provide service and they are there to also look after their families."

      Taxi driver Albert Ong said: “"With this handbook, it teaches us a lot of tips, how to handle situations, there is police information, how to prevent crime… Your life is more important. So whenever you drive you always think that tomorrow you need to go home and see your loved ones." 

  • j007's Avatar
    3,148 posts since Oct '02
    • A good move in right direction

      but more harsher penalties for those that skip fares, physical abuse or rob TD.

    • A good move in right direction

      but more harsher penalties for those that skip fares, physical abuse or rob TD.

  • Canton keith's Avatar
    118 posts since Mar '13
    • Just a hand book nia ? Imo a set of clear written rules and  the laws ,panalties must be there enforce to protect every taxi driver. NTA must do more than handing out books and words..

      Drive a over 100+rental cab already stress out the drivers.. worst still can kana wrack by pax : (   alots of unreported cases never count yet also..

      Edited by Canton keith 01 May `13, 11:09PM
  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • Handbook is a guide , better than nothing .

      A guide , general practise we should follow .

      Maybe some guide infos were collected from here , LOL ......

       

    • End day , i still felt we have to help ourself for most of the time . or get help from palringo group .

      Be safe than sorry ...... sorry will be once u report to the 999 force .

      Once reported to 999 , i will be very sorry to u .

      Cos it'll never work .

      Whack first then say , might work better .

      Use a stinger !!!!

       

       

      Edited by Poolman 02 May `13, 12:23AM
    • handbook other than telling you to report police , what else they will teach u to do ?

       

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    Angwk7118's Avatar
    1,741 posts since Aug '11
    • 3 year old also know to tell you call police.

      To me, this hand book is teaching nothing new

      For show only, never tackle the more urgency matters

      That drivers are facing on the road, call police kam Jan?

      So many reported cases on td, how many percent solved ?

  • Affirm's Avatar
    66 posts since Aug '11
    • They should have laws and rules to prevent exploitation of taxi drivers by Commuters and Taxi Companies icon_sad.gif

  • Mvp30sg's Avatar
    736 posts since Apr '10
    • Originally posted by Angwk7118:

      3 year old also know to tell you call police.

      To me, this hand book is teaching nothing new

      For show only, never tackle the more urgency matters

      That drivers are facing on the road, call police kam Jan?

      So many reported cases on td, how many percent solved ?

      When kena ahchangko/ assault can use the handbook and throw at the assaulter...

    • The handbook is really a joke... the (door gift) that uncle CT got for us last night is a much better defensive tool althought it's meant for female self defense in the the state...

      As for night drivers, we should always be prepared when situations arrises and make sure those who tries to be funny wif us TDs remember for life they should not mess wif us again!

  • Ken@kofishop's Avatar
    586 posts since Jan '13
    • Something mentioned last night at the makan by happybird , i find very true… td is a lonely job. ...ultimately you still hv to depend on yourself. You may be in palringo/talkie/watever but by the time yr friends or police arrive, the war is over.

      ....so whether you are left standing or lying in the drain/bushes depend on how prepared you are n how u yourself handled the situation. They can help with the aftermath,seek justice etc…but tats secondary

  • Ct2220's Avatar
    3,270 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by Poolman:

      Once reported to 999 , i will be very sorry to u .

      Cos it'll never work .

      Mentor Pool, Pls read this news:

      More than 60 police officers staked out to catch a man who robs the elderly.

      Accordingly to The Straits Times online, police officers staked out at MRT stations and pawnshops all over the island for three days to catch a man who robs elderly women.

      53-year-old Lim Choon Gui was finally arrested near Bedok MRT station.

      The man had allegedly robbed more than ten elderly women between their 60s to 80s. He would attack his victims in lifts by pushing them and snatching the gold chains they were wearing. He would then make a run for it and try to sell the loot at nearby pawnshops.

      The robberies took place between 24 May to 25 June this year in housing estates including Bedok, Tampines, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang and Toa Payoh.

      Can you imagine 60+ police officer to involved, Just to catch a lift robber.
      That's almost the whole SPF “G” Division, Maybe DAC How KH oso involved.

  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • dun want to say lah ......

      used the stinger !!!!

      I not telling you to see one time sting one time , we dun do that .

      Anyone prepare to run fare , and if i still can manage to track or chase them , prepare to eat my stinger !

      If 3 person open door and ran , i wont chase 3 , i target one weak link and chase after just one .

      stinger one jiak lat jiak lat .

      Some football tackle technics might require sometimes .

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Aiya, frankly I also think our police force are not proactive enuf, they alway wait for game over then arrive, see many time at BQ and CQ, those si ginas fighting, police just outside river valley road, all in their vehicle, then when si ginas fight until gao gao liao, they slowly drive in and clear the crowd, make report, call ambalance, interview a few and then wait for 6am, shift ended.

      But then, they can be good to scare those foreigners and si ginas, yo, dun mess with Uncle hor, I call police hor..FTs diam diam

    • Originally posted by Keepthechange666:

      http://forums.edmw.sg/threads/taxi-drivers-to-receive-handbook-on-safety-reminders-tips.350/

      SINGAPORE: Taxi drivers can now turn to a new handbook to get useful reminders and tips on how to avoid being a victim of crime.

      The handbook aims to heighten taxi drivers' awareness towards their personal security and safety

      The free handbook has a checklist to help taxi drivers recall critical information in the event of a crime and a directory of neighbourhood police centres.

      It also has tips on how to spot counterfeit notes.

      The handbook will be distributed through all taxi firms over the next two weeks.

      Ang Hin Kee, adviser at National Taxi Association, said: "We are concerned for (drivers’) safety because they are out there to make a livelihood for their families. So, family members are also equally concerned. So, what we want to urge passengers and the public in general is to be conscious that drivers are out there to provide service and they are there to also look after their families."

      Taxi driver Albert Ong said: “"With this handbook, it teaches us a lot of tips, how to handle situations, there is police information, how to prevent crime… Your life is more important. So whenever you drive you always think that tomorrow you need to go home and see your loved ones." 


      Fark lah, knn whack and rob that time, all these shit also no use liao..

      they should also give us these...

  • Ken@kofishop's Avatar
    586 posts since Jan '13
  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • Originally posted by Mvp30sg:

      The handbook is really a joke... the (door gift) that uncle CT got for us last night is a much better defensive tool althought it's meant for female self defense in the the state...

      As for night drivers, we should always be prepared when situations arrises and make sure those who tries to be funny wif us TDs remember for life they should not mess wif us again!


      Yes that's what i saying all along ....

      They get it from us , they will remember not to do it again .

      The 'door gift' we got , just do it once ......Relief of Stomach Pain

  • Mvp30sg's Avatar
    736 posts since Apr '10
    • Originally posted by bowah:


      Fark lah, knn whack and rob that time, all these shit also no use liao..

      they should also give us these...

      Bro wah, I'm looking for last chapter of 如来神掌 #万佛潮宗# Wu bo?

       

      Edited by Mvp30sg 02 May `13, 3:12PM
  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • Originally posted by Ct2220:

      Mentor Pool, Pls read this news:

      More than 60 police officers staked out to catch a man who robs the elderly.

      Accordingly to The Straits Times online, police officers staked out at MRT stations and pawnshops all over the island for three days to catch a man who robs elderly women.

      53-year-old Lim Choon Gui was finally arrested near Bedok MRT station.

      The man had allegedly robbed more than ten elderly women between their 60s to 80s. He would attack his victims in lifts by pushing them and snatching the gold chains they were wearing. He would then make a run for it and try to sell the loot at nearby pawnshops.

      The robberies took place between 24 May to 25 June this year in housing estates including Bedok, Tampines, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang and Toa Payoh.

      Can you imagine 60+ police officer to involved, Just to catch a lift robber.
      That's almost the whole SPF “G” Division, Maybe DAC How KH oso involved.

       

      Ya , the Police now also very busy over those online pimps case .

      Those sio gan business .... catch one by one go find under 16 chicken one .

    • If the police is competence , such handbook will never exist , no need to .

      If the law protect drivers , there wont be so many handbook for us , one play boy will do every month , see while we Q at Airport !!

      but there were just too many loopholes in the law , red tapes ............ that created those problems for us .

       

  • Mvp30sg's Avatar
    736 posts since Apr '10
    • Originally post byPoolman:

      Sala la chief, 

      玉女心经 aku wu liao...

       

    • Originally posted by Poolman:

      If the police is competence , such handbook will never exist , no need to .

      If the law protect drivers , there wont be so many handbook for us , one play boy will do every month , see while we Q at Airport !!

      but there were just too many loopholes in the law , red tapes ............ that created those problems for us .

       

      Alamak chief,

      You start again, later kena stir until the pot burnt, the fire still haben put out...

  • Poolman's Avatar
    39,696 posts since Oct '03
    • I drive taxi since year 2000 .......

      What handbook ?

      Cos Singapore were so safe then ...... 3.5m , everyone happy go lucky .

      No foreign FT , just bangleshi and tamils to work in shipyards and construction sites .

      Why need a handbook now ?

      Cos many taxi drivers kena until bin chee chee , hazard to drive a taxi now .

      Some not reported on the news one , some covered up cos too much legal tussle to go thru ......

      Some gave up liao

      I also gave up liao ......

      Hopeless

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