DRIVERS

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Taxi Drivers play a vital role as tourism ambassador in the Queensland's tourism industry.

Taxi driver responsibilities

A taxi driver must:

• be neatly dressed • keep the taxi clean and tidy • not drive while fatigued   

• have a blood alcohol level of zero • carry evidence of driver authorisation   

• be medically fit at all times • speak and understand English   

• ensure the hail light is on when available for hire

• be courteous to passengers, the public and other road users

• provide reasonable assistance to passengers while boarding or leaving the taxi

• provide reasonable assistance to passengers while boarding or leaving the taxi

• deactivate the taxi meter when arriving at the passenger’s destination and reset the meter after completing the trip payment

• stop the taxi meter if unable to complete the journey and ensure other suitable transport arrangements for the passenger(s) are made if required

• provide reasonable assistance to passengers with loading and unloading of luggage (not excessive in weight)• not be under the influence of a drug, which includes medication, that can affect driving