Statement from Taxi Council Queensland
Statement from Wayne Crookes, Chief Operating Officer, Taxi Council Queensland. (TCQ)
Fare evasion is a criminal activity attracting hefty fines facing or even jail terms if found guilty before the courts.
The traveling public must also be aware that he personal and economic cost of evasion not only affects the driver but also the owners and operators of the vehicle along with a raft of other industry stakeholders.
We should also note that fare evasion can lead to assaults on drivers and TCQ calls for appropriate sentencing for those found guilty of these offences in line with other community-based services.