TAXI

UK SURVEY: TAXI FARES IN SG THE 20TH CHEAPEST IN THE WORLD!

According to a survey by UK-based car dealer Carspring, taxi fares in Singapore are actually the 20th cheapest in the world. The survey supposedly took into account many factors such as the cost to hail a taxi, to travel from city centre to the airport, and cost per km. Do you think it's accurate? If it's really that cheap we wouldn't have to tahan train delays everyday.

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MEN IN SUITS CURSE AT DRIVER & MUM BEFORE TURNING VIOLENT

An UberPool driver encounter 2 drunk men in suits at Millennia Walk, who tried to force him to drive them to 2 destinations for the price of 1. When they could not get their way, they turned abusive and hurled curses at the driver and his mother before resorting to violence against the driver.

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ACCIDENT ALONG BRADDELL FLYOVER CAUSED LORRY TO FLIP

Our reader alerted us to an accident along Braddell flyover towards Tampines involving a Comfort Delgro taxi and a Nissan cabstar lorry. The lorry was reportedly trying to change lanes but did not see the approaching taxi. The collision had such a big impact the lorry actually flipped. Hope it wasn't too serious! #GetWellSoon

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CAB DRIVERS MAIN JOB NOT TO CATCH UBER & GRAB DRIVERS, SO STOP IT!

I am in a comfort taxi yesterday and the driver looks more concern in catching errand motorists than driving me as the passenger safely. If they are really getting annoyed with these private hire cars causing them to lose their cabbies because many drivers have jumped ships, then they should just work together with LTA to enforce such policing activities!

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COMFORT DELGRO ENCOURAGE TAXI DRIVERS TO REPORT ERRANT PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES, WILL HELP COMPLAINT TO LTA

CDG sent out messages to all their cabbies as shown. Even provide a faster channel to lodge LTA complaints. Or...maybe they know their cabbies consist of those who are weak in English and cannot even file a proper complaint on their own. Privates cars, need not necessary be PHV with decals that goes in to pick passengers. Many other private cars, some plainly hitching riders along the route they are travelling, or simply goes in to pick father mother relatives or friends.

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ANOTHER TRANS CAB TAXI CATCHES FIRE, THE THIRD IN THREE MONTHS

A Trans-Cab taxi caught fire along Moulmein Road near the slip road from CTE towards SLE on Wednesday afternoon, which is the third such incident involving Trans-Cab taxis in the space of three months.

SCDF confirmed that the fire, which involved the engine compartment of the taxi, was reported at 2:45pm, and was put out using a water jet. There were no reports of injuries, and investigations of how the cab caught fire are being investigated. It is understood that the taxi was not a CNG vehicle.

No reports on whether the taxi was involved in an accident prior to catching fire, but according to eye witnesses, there were no other vehicles reported.

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MAN JUMPED OUT OF MOVING TAXI, DIES OF HIS INJURIES

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, a 22 year old man was reportedly killed when he jumped out of a moving taxi. The incident happened along Bedok Reservoir Road, and it was reported that he was in the taxi with another female passenger.

Based on news reports, the young man allegedly jumped out of the cab after getting into a dispute with the woman. Police were alerted to the incident at about 4:04am on Saturday. "A 22-year-old man was taken unconscious to Changi General Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead," said the police spokesman. SCDF were also alerted to the accident at 4:10pm at the junction of Bedok North Road and Bedok Reservoir Road, and took one man to CGH.

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