We refer to the letter from Mr Chua Guan Chye (“Can cabbies pick up roadside fares close to taxi stands?”) in The Straits Times Online (29 April 2014).
Taxi stands are provided to facilitate boarding and alighting of passengers at areas where there is a demand for taxi services. To ensure that there is a fair allocation of taxis to potential passengers, taxi drivers are not allowed to pick up passengers along the road when there is a taxi stand nearby.
Drivers found committing the offence can be fined $50. Passengers who encounter such errant drivers can report the matter to the LTA at 1800 CALL LTA (1800-225 5582), with details of the taxi's registration number, date, time and a brief account of the incident to facilitate investigations.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations & Public Education
Land Transport Authority