Interview with Benjamin Wash of the Taxi Council Qld about issues around taxis raised in
previous calls. Wash confirms that a driver cannot refuse a fare if he does not like the
destination, but they can if they feel under threat or the patrons are intoxicated. He says a driver
can ask for a fare upfront but must turn the meter on and settle the difference. Wash says he is
with the Valley Safety Committee through the Valley Chamber of Commerce. He encourages
people to look at the NightLink service in Fortitude Valley, and talks about the difficulties of
regulating the industry. He recommends people report drivers who are not running their meters,
whether Yellow or Black and White cabs.
Queensland’s Taxi Council has reminded people attending tomorrow night’s State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium that taxis are an economical, direct and safe alternative to public transport.
4BC Interview with Wayne Crookes (Chief Operating Officer, TCQ)
Shots fired at Gold Coast taxi