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Old July 12th, 2019, 09:14 AM
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Default What or who is behind this plague of taxis?

Last August, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) launched the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement (PSTE) branch, which was a merger of the Motorised Patrol and Traffic divisions.

A year later, instead of some semblance of improvements on the roads, what we have is a plague of taximen that have overrun the Corporate Area particularly; a lawless bunch who generally could not care less about the rules of the road.

They park or stop any and everywhere, pick up or let off passengers in the middle of the streets, overtake at pedestrian crossings, run red lights, honk their horns in silence zones like schools and hospitals and curse or threaten anyone who objects to their lawlessness.

The sudden jump in the number of taxis on the road has only added to the historical disorderliness. The Transport Authority, which approves taxi licences, has a great deal to answer for.

What explains this seemingly unprecedented number of taxi licences? And who is behind it? We need answers from the Transport Authority. Surely, the market cannot sustain such high volumes of taxis.

This is likely the reason for the Wild West operations as taxi men jostle for passengers and would seemingly run over children or old people to pick up anyone resembling a commuter standing near a bus top.
Hey .. look at the bright side .... at least you're not a Liverpool fan! - Lazie 2/24/10 Paul Marin -19 is one thing, 20 is a whole other matter. It gets even worse if they win the UCL. *groan*. 05/18/2011.MU fans naah cough, but all a unuh a vomit?-Lazie 1/11/2015
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