ghs wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:37 pm
It amazes me that this website is all about South Australia, but then with the exception of myself, everyone on here would prefer to support an American company (Uber) rather then a local taxi company. It's ridiculous.
I want to spend my money on a quality service that doesn't try and rip me off. When the Taxi Industry cleans it self up, it's drivers stop sexually assaulting women(I here cases have dropped significantly), when it's drivers maintain clean vehicles outside and especially inside, when it's drivers maintain roadworthy vehicles, when it's drivers start to obey road traffic rules/laws, when it's drivers stop eating while with passengers, when it's drivers stop talking on the phone in a foreign language while with passengers, when drivers stop trying to rip passengers off by taking them the long way to their destination, when drivers actually start turning up on time every time, when it's drivers actually provide a quality service and learn to be friendly and sociable with passengers, perhaps more people will favour using a taxi instead of an Uber.
Uber drivers are encouraged to provide even magazines for passengers, because they get rated after each trip.
Where do I rate a taxi driver GHS?
Taxi companies don't care.
As others have told you, you can't track a taxi. You can track your Uber ride.
Uber drivers have to provide national police clearances, driving records, etc.
Now a taxi driver who is driving off the books, who is getting paid cash in hand on a Saturday night, has he had his national police clearance? Does the Taxi company have his police clearance? The answer is no to both questions.
Uber drivers are in their own personal cars, or in lease cars. They are liable for both.
An off the books taxi driver, which is the case with most taxi drivers these days especially since Uber came along, are in the plate owners car.
They don't give a shit what happens. You can see it in the way they drive. Illegal u turns, illegal parking, speeding, many can't even stay within their lanes..
Who do you feel safer with?
They had the monopoly, until now. Now instead of cleaning up their industry, instead of providing a better service, they are complaining to the government to protect their monopoly. Or their drivers are protesting at the airport and getting violent attacking each other and uber drivers. Those drivers who got violent, who I guarantee you are on visas of some sort, should have had their visas cancelled and been deported.