now that Uber is required to have the same licences etc as taxis then its only fair that uber drivers can now use the taxi stands ... would be good more cash jobs and bypass Uber
You operate your Uber car under a full taxi service license?
I kind of think it’s helping them go bust, if the cabs could just pick up n drop off I’m sure they would make more money then sitting in a huge que for hours.Those ranks are all that’s preventing Taxi from going bust!
I’m in Townsville and recently found a local Facebook group for taxi drivers. Basically they are trying to gather as much info as possible to assist them in getting rid of Uber. They take rego of every Uber they see and post it up. They are also on the hunt for any Uber doing anything wrong (they don’t get much dirt). Like for example, pulling up in a taxi rank. They advise other taxi drivers to take a photo of the offending Uber vehicle and to also try and get some taxi rank signage in the photo. They then take this to DOT I believe.
Also considering that they look for opportunities to cause an accident with an Uber where they think the Uber would be deemed to be in the wrong, I wouldn’t want to upset them anymore than they already are. It’s bad enough that I drive past 20,30 or 40 taxis waiting in a barely moving line in the city on a Friday and Saturday night to pick up a fair before I pull up, pick up my pax and drive away in a matter of 1-5 minutes and then come back and drive past the same taxis and do it all again.
I do the same whenever I cruise up George Street opposite the Treasury Casino in BNE. The taxis are lined up 20 deep and all the sooties are outside puffing on durries. When I do another loop the same taxis are there. Poor dears.
I recently got hammered at the Kippa -Ring rank. I was dropping off a mate, NOT an Uber fare and this DOH-head taxi driver came up and started abusing me for doing an illegal drop off on a taxi rank. He wouldn't let me explain that the bloke that hopped out was a mate. If it went to a court of law, all I would have to do was show is my phone records. That would shoot him down in flames.
As Uber is legal now and we are paying for new registrations etc governments and council is now obligated to ensure there are safe pickup and drop off points to ensure customer safety. This has nothing to do with uber. Taxi's have ranks and buses have their stops. They need to clarify this to uber drivers as it is their responsibility.Listen it Instyle on this guys don't use taxi rank's, bus stops, disabled zones, emergency zones, or any other zone. All it takes is a camera in a Taxi, Bus or a regular concerned citizen with your rego sent to DMR and BAM a fine is in the mail.
It is simple don't break the law and everything will be fine or should I say fineless
I agree, Uberdar, but I doubt that Uber will instigate any action.As Uber is legal now and we are paying for new registrations etc governments and council is now obligated to ensure there are safe pickup and drop off points to ensure customer safety. This has nothing to so with uber. Taxi's have ranks and buses have tbeir stops. They need to clarify this to uber drivers as it is their responsibility.