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LTA REMINDS US THAT DEEPAVALI IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HALLOWEEN

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) once again looks to delight fellow Singaporeans who celebrate the occasion with a gorgeous visual feast of decorated MRT trains, which run on the North East Line and Downtown Line. So, if trains breakdown again, you can always look at the nice Deepavali decorations and enjoy them, while waiting for the trains to move again.

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BUS DRIVER WHO VERBALLY ABUSED POLICEMAN RESIGNED, CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION

The bus driver who shouted at a police officer Sep 27 at Jurong, has resigned and is currently under police investigation. It was reported that during the exchange, the driver used obscene language and made hand gestures as the officer was patiently trying to calm him down.

Police investigations are ongoing, with the driver initially investigated for a dispute with an LTA officer over how he had stopped his bus on a double yellow line.

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AFRICAN UBER DRIVER IS A SINGAPORE PR FOR 15 YEARS, APPROVED TO DRIVE UBER

So, it turns out that the African Uber driver that had his moment of infamy online was actually a Singapore PR, and not a tourist on a social visa. Means the online video is actually fake, not telling the truth. Uber has even revealed that the man is a Singaporean PR, and has been approved by the company to ferry passengers using its platform.

Uber also clarified that the man, whose name, age and nationality was not disclosed, has been a PR for 15 years and started driving for Uber about seven months ago.

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PRIVATE HIRE DRIVERS HEAD GETTING TOO BIG, EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO BE EXCUSED

But, as time goes by, private hire vehicles have evolved, and now have become more like taxi services, minus off the taxi licensing fees. Now, it is very obvious that private hire vehicles are getting bigger in number. Rental companies have been popping up ever since. More cars are on the road, thus causing more traffic jams. And they even have an association who is asking LTA to allow them the use of a taxi stand/stop, asking also from IRAS to discuss their tax matters.

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