Who really is your taxi driver?

Have you ever wondered who your taxi driver really is? Over the past few years, many taxi drivers have continued to work in Sydney taxi cabs despite a history convicted violence or are facing sex charges.

Sydney taxi passengers have been unwittingly sharing their taxi cabs with sex offenders

 

One taxi driver was accused of bashing a passenger with a tyre lever and another who allegedly threatened to remove a female passenger from the taxi in the middle of a busy Sydney motorway, while other drivers have been aggressive, intimidating and/or abusive. Sydney taxi passengers are not the only ones being targeted as a taxi driver was convicted of assaulting a police officer!

“a taxi driver was convicted of assaulting a police officer!…”

 

When applying for their cab licence, they are obliged to declare if they have a criminal history and update the Ministry of Transport (MOT) if they are convicted of a crime after they have obtained their taxi licence or public vehicle driver authority, however many taxi drivers have failed to so.

In an attempt by the Ministry of Transport to clean up the taxi industry, the MOT have scanned the taxi cab database against police records to ping any taxi drivers who have since had a conviction or are waiting on conviction.

During 2011 the department cancelled the licences of 22 cab drivers and 17 bus drivers with 9 of those taxi drivers fought to maintain their taxi licences in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, although 6 of those taxi and bus drivers who appealed failed. Out of the 3 bus drivers, 2 were unsuccessful in overturning the decision.

“violence convictions are not the only things a taxi driver can have their taxi licence suspended…”

Criminal activity and violence convictions are not the only things a taxi driver can have their taxi licence suspended or canceled, a bad driving record, medical problem can also see their taxi licence suspended or cancelled.

NEW late night shuttle bus service for Kings Cross

New late night shuttle bus service for Kings Cross

 


The Kings Cross has always been a place of good times and more for many decades, however party goers have been plagued with the problem of catching a taxi or a maxi taxi to get themselves home.

The Sydney City Council along with the night club owners have attempted to solve this problem by organising a free shuttle bus from Kings Cross to the city. This may work for some, but not (dare i say) the majority, as this only seemed to have moved the problem from one area to another.

Generally people just simply want to “get home” once they have finished partying and with the peak times of 12 am to 3 am falling right in the middle of when the Sydney taxi and cab drivers are changing shifts! Why Sydney taxi operators chose this time in particular still makes me scratch my head.

“Why Sydney taxi operators chose this time in particular still makes me scratch my head”

So as a part of the Kings Cross Alliance who are trying to assist Kings Cross party goers by working in with Sydney Travel Desk, Sydney City Council and the Potts Point Police to help resolve this issue, to the delight of Kings Cross, Potts Point and Darlinghurst residents by organising a fleet of shuttle buses to operate from Bayswater Road, Kings Cross between the hours of 11 pm to 6 am Friday and Saturday nights with tickets only $35 per person. Shuttle bus tickets will get the patrons all the way home safely to their residents – no hassles, no fuss!

The police force of Kings Cross welcome this new initiative as this will help get people out of the Kings Cross area instead of loitering, especially now after the new drinking laws are in place and now no longer let night club patrons back inside after a certain time allowed by their liquor license.

“Shuttle bus tickets will get Kings Cross patrons all the way home safely to their residents – no hassles, no fuss!”

 

Please click here for shuttle bus online ticket sales for the late night shuttle bus service and if you’ve had problems getting home from after partying in the “Cross” on a Friday or Saturday night, let us know of your experience by filling in the below blog reply fields.

 

Written by, Steve J

 

Maxi Taxi Driver Position Vacant

Maxi Taxi Driver Position Vacant

VIP Higher Car Services are seeking Maxi Taxi drivers for the greater Sydney area and it’s surrounding suburbs.

Currently, VIP is fast growing shuttle bus company that has been servicing Sydney for the past 5 years. During this time VIP Higher Cars has acquired a large fleet of various shuttle bus and maxi taxi sizes and does a varied range of bus services from corporate transfers through to regular route, so there is potential for other maxi taxi bus work as well for successful applicants.

Potential shuttle bus/maxi taxi drivers will require:

  • A minimum license requirement of a LR licence
  • A Public Vehicle Drivers Authority (as required by the Ministry of Transport)
  • Be well groomed
  • Own a well pressed suit
  • Own a smart phone that has internet capabilities
  • Own their own Sat Nav system
  • Have good English speaking skills
  • Have good knowledge of Sydney’s roadways and popular tourist destinations

 

Maxi Taxi driver Jobs on offer can be up to 5 – 6 days per week or as per agreed.

Potential maxi taxi driver applicants can either email their CV to admin@bookvip.com.au or call 0410 300 004 directly to arrange and interview.

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Sydney Shuttle Bus Driver Jobs Available

Sydney Shuttle Bus Driver Jobs / Employment Available

VIP Higher Car Services are seeking Shuttle Bus drivers for the greater Sydney area and it’s surrounding suburbs.

 

Currently, VIP is fast growing shuttle bus company that has been servicing Sydney for the past 5 years. During this time VIP Higher Cars has acquired a large fleet of various shuttle bus and maxi taxi sizes and does a varied range of bus services from corporate transfers through to regular route, so there is potential for other shuttle bus work as well for successful applicants.

Potential Shuttle Bus and Maxi Taxi Drivers will require:

  • A minimum license requirement of a LR licence
  • A Public Vehicle Drivers Authority (as required by the Ministry of Transport)
  • Be well groomed
  • Own a well pressed suit
  • Own a smart phone that has internet capabilities
  • Own their own Sat Nav system
  • Have good English speaking skills
  • Have good knowledge of Sydney’s roadways and popular tourist destinations

 

Shuttle bus driver Jobs on offer can be up to 5 – 6 days per week or as per agreed.

Potential shuttle bus driver applicants can either email their CV to admin@bookvip.com.au or call 0410 300 004 directly to arrange and interview.

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