TAXI

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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FAIR TO PENALISE COMMUTERS WITH SURGE PRICING DURING PUBLIC BREAKDOWNS?

This evening, North-South Line had yet another major service disruption, trapping a large number of commuters in the trains and left many more waiting on platforms. Is it fair for commuters to be penalised for breakdown in the public transportation? And taxi companies, especially the company that operate the train lines, to rake in profit due to the service disruption?

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BAN GRABHITCH DRIVERS WHO HITCH WITH FAMILY MEMBERS IN CAR

I don't understand why is it that so many Grabhitch drivers are so cheapskate now that they want to hitch riders like us along with their family members? Chat they accept riders only when there's no one in the car? Riding with their family members make me feel so insecure! No privacy at all!

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LKY FOUGHT TO PROTECT TAXI DRIVERS RICEBOWL BUT HIS SON TRASH OUR LIVELIHOOD

We will respect the one and only Great Man of Singapore NO OTHERS. When our great man is around. Die die no PHV to enter Singapore market because he is protecting Singaporeans last line of rice bowl for us to earn and survive. He tried so hard to stop all the PHV in the 70s and by the 80s he had killed all PHV. After he's gone someone only thinks about making more money, by letting PHV enter into the market more COE, Road Tax, ERP, Season Parking and Tax money to collect every month.

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GRAB AND UBER PUSHES PRIVATE HIRE CARS NUMBERS UP, THE END OF TAXIS?

The number of private hire cars plying Singapore roads have apparently now soared by nearly 70 times since Uber and Grab entered the market in 2013. it is now reported that the number of private hires are 1 and a half times more than the number of taxis on the road.

This was according to numbers released by LTA. Before Uber and Grab entered the market four years ago, there were fewer than 500 such cars, mainly operated by limousine services. However, the number have now jumped to 41,297 units as at last month. The current total taxi population is 26,476.

With the high numbers of private hire cars, it is little wonder that many taxi drivers are complaining of a shrinking market for them. And, with numbers of taxis and private hire cars combined, these means that there are also more cars on the road now. The aim of reducing the number of cars on the roads might be dependent on car drivers giving up their cars to take these private hires or taxis. But how many actually have given up their car?

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ANOTHER CAB CATCHES FIRE AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Another case of a TransCab taxi catching fire after an accident was reported in the press today. No details of the original accident were given, but the taxi, a Toyota Wish, caught fire in the aftermath of the accident that happened along Marymount Road near the junction of Sin Ming Avenue on Monday afternoon.

SCDF officers managed to put out the fire, but a 50 year old man, believed to be the taxi driver, suffered burn injuries and was conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital. The same model cab, a Toyota Wish, also caught fire at Buona Vista on April 30, where a viral video showed the cab exploded and injured four people.

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