To celebrate International Day of People with Disability, Safe Transport Victoria is helping drivers understand the important role they play when it comes to safe, accessible transport.
For those living with a disability, transport options can be limiting - which is why riding a CPV can be an essential part of their day.
So you can learn more, Safe Transport Victoria is inviting CPV drivers to join them on Tuesday 6th December at Melbourne Airport for a FREE hot drink and tasty snack, while they discuss how to best transport passengers with a disability. Hurry, it's first come, first served.
Mobile phones and keys are usually the most common items left behind in a taxi, but try losing a prosthetic leg or a $20,000 Cartier necklace with the price tag still attached.
Taxi company 13cabs’ 2022 Lost Property report catalogues the more than 5200 personal items left behind by passengers. And it seems NSW passengers are the most forgettable, followed by riders in Victoria and Queensland.
The NSW Government will reinstate warning signs at mobile speed camera locations from January 1, 2023. As before the Covid-19 pandemic, any mobile speed camera will be required to have a warning sign placed before and after the vehicle as well as roof-mounted signage. The decision is in response to communities and motorists about the optics of hidden mobile speed cameras that have been present in NSW since 2010, though have recently been a subject of contention.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, warning signs both ahead of the speed camera locations and on the car’s roofs were removed and some entirely unmarked MG ZS small SUVs were spotted on the roads. The threshold for low-level speeding fines also dropped during that time.
Taxi industry bigwigs will meet in a bid to work out how to crackdown on drivers refusing to turn on their meters and forcing passengers to negotiate a set fare before letting them in their vehicles.
Martin Rogers, the CEO of the NSW Taxi Council, told The Daily Telegraph he would organise an urgent meeting with representatives from across the state’s taxi networks in a bid to restrict the illegal practice, saying that drivers would also be hit with suspensions and fines amid a concerning rise in incidents.
Weary travellers catching cabs at Brisbane Airport are being overcharged by dodgy taxi drivers who refuse to use or honour their meters.
The illegal behaviour is known across party precincts in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. A safety advocacy group for Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley also raised concerns about drunken revellers sparking violence if they cannot get home.
Frequent flyer Mina Dunstan has lived in Hong Kong for 17 years, but regularly travels to Brisbane and did so on October 15.
Some of Australia’s biggest companies and organisations have joined forces in an ambitious push to have one million electric cars on the road by 2027.
The companies, which include the Woolworths Group, Microsoft, IKEA, AGL Energy and Linfox, have flagged the goal in response to the federal government’s release of a discussion paper on EVs in September.
The Victorian Liberal Party have announced that they intend to scrap the Commercial Passenger Trip Levy which was introduced in 2018 to compensate taxi and hire car licence owners after deregulating the industry.
Rod Barton MP is calling on Matthew Guy to reverse this decision and commit all revenue raised from the levy collection in the next term to be paid to taxi and hire car licence holders.