Sent to Editor, Voices of Today paper on 12 March 2012
In the letter "driving behind a cab should be safe" (Today, 12 March 2012), Francesco Ferri said that it is dangerous for taxis to stop suddenly to pick up passengers on the side of the road.
I suggest that the Land Transport Authority make it mandatory for customers to telephone for a taxi or wait at a taxi stand, rather than stop a taxi along the road. If taxis do not ply the road to look for customers, there will be reduced petrol consumption of petrol and less congestion and accidents on the road, The taxi drivers should wait in a convenient place for a booking from the customer.
The regulator should mandate that the booking free should be incorporated in the starting fare of the taxi and should not be an additional charge.
Tan Kin Lian