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.