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Drivers wary of free ride

Shayal Devi
Thursday, May 15, 2014

TAXI operators in the Western Division are concerned about passengers who do not pay taxi fares.

Fiji Taxi Association acting general secretary Mohammed Shameem said while this was a national problem, the organisation received numerous complaints from the west.

"Taxi operators have been taking passengers to their destinations but upon reaching, some people try to con the drivers and don't pay their fares," he said.

"These taxi operators have lodged complaints with the police and the Fiji Taxi Association as well."

He said this issue was important because it concerned the livelihood of taxi operators.

He said another problem was when taxi operators failed to report such issues.

"Unless they report these issues, this will never come to our attention and we would be unaware of any problem.

"This is why we are urging all taxi operators to come forward and report to either the Fiji Taxi Association or police.

"We also ask police personnel to consider the complaint if it comes."








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