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10-02-2019, 22:33   #46
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Taxi drivers don't consider them normal vehicles as they cost so much to buy in the first place. The plates /licences everyone wanted was the non wheelchair plates. Less outlay.
so you think we should just say Fook the disabled person they don't need more taxis! Why not get rid of the disabled spot on buses cause you had to stand one day and there could of been 2 extra seats.
We have enough saloons we need more wheelchair vehicles simple as that.
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Taxi drivers don't consider them normal vehicles as they cost so much to buy in the first place. The plates /licences everyone wanted was the non wheelchair plates. Less outlay.
But as of when they were the only licenses being issued they became the norm, saloon licenses, unless you've nominated a death transfer using form S15N and accepted after death by form S15A, are literally dying out.

If you want more taxis then they should consider schemes how to remove vrt for wheel chair taxis and make the entry cheaper, they already subsidise WATs by a grant scheme but it's not sufficient IMO
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start your own thread buddy totally off topic.
How is it off topic it's a complaint but the funny part is the nta doesn't want to know.....

I've had it happen where I've booked a taxi on my taxi and 6 agreed and as soon as they got close they cancelled as they would have got a fare at the entrance.

This was at club 92. I walked to the N11 to actually get a taxi to then go pick up the wife back at the club.

They obviously stopped for people out on the road and most likely got a better price as I have seen before where they would say give €50 but the fare would be €20 or so.
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yeah in theory you wouldn't mind but I Google maps will always use the fastest route which can be much much longer and more expensive. As an example going from the airport to stillorgan it will send you around the m50 which would cost about 60 quid while the direct route through the city is about 35. Many many examples of this. And also it doesn't allow for bus lanes which will be quicker etc.
I'm not disagreeing with you but Another side to the coin is that the sat nav knows where there is traffic. The day that poor lady died on the finglas exit my Tom Tom directed me away from it and saved me an hour or more sitting in traffic.
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How is it off topic it's a complaint but the funny part is the nta doesn't want to know.....

I've had it happen where I've booked a taxi on my taxi and 6 agreed and as soon as they got close they cancelled as they would have got a fare at the entrance.

This was at club 92. I walked to the N11 to actually get a taxi to then go pick up the wife back at the club.

They obviously stopped for people out on the road and most likely got a better price as I have seen before where they would say give €50 but the fare would be €20 or so.
omg you had trouble getting a taxi after niteclub
And don't get me started on bus drivers
P. S I never stop in a bus stop unless I reeeaaallyyy have to.
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I'm not disagreeing with you but Another side to the coin is that the sat nav knows where there is traffic. The day that poor lady died on the finglas exit my Tom Tom directed me away from it and saved me an hour or more sitting in traffic.
I use Google maps for every journey, even collecting my kids from school for this reason but I know better than it for the most part. It might be sending me one way cause traffic is heavy on the normal route but I know I've a bus lane on that road and it wouldn't effect me.
Its a wonderful guide but I wouldn't like my taxi driver using it as gospil that's for sure.
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I use Google maps for every journey, even collecting my kids from school for this reason but I know better than it for the most part. It might be sending me one way cause traffic is heavy on the normal route but I know I've a bus lane on that road and it wouldn't effect me.
Its a wonderful guide but I wouldn't like my taxi driver using it as gospil that's for sure.
Googlemaps to a driver is the same as a decent set of tools to an electrician etc. It's a tool to help and if you don't know how to use your tools you're just a cowboy.
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so you think we should just say Fook the disabled person they don't need more taxis! Why not get rid of the disabled spot on buses cause you had to stand one day and there could of been 2 extra seats. We have enough saloons we need more wheelchair vehicles simple as that.

Ah no. I didn't say that. I just pointed out how the taxi drivers view them and why there isn't a big uptake of them. You'll need a taxi driver to give you real facts but the disabled cars cost something like 20k more to put on the road. There's plenty would like to be taxi drivers but they can't afford the disabled cars. If they had regular plates then you'd have more cars on the road. The test isn't putting too many off. It's the cost of the disabled cars
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Ah no. I didn't say that. I just pointed out how the taxi drivers view them and why there isn't a big uptake of them. You'll need a taxi driver to give you real facts but the disabled cars cost something like 20k more to put on the road. There's plenty would like to be taxi drivers but they can't afford the disabled cars. If they had regular plates then you'd have more cars on the road. The test isn't putting too many off. It's the cost of the disabled cars
yeah they aren't cheap that's for sure but I think they are doing the right thing.
There isn't a lack of saloon taxis in the city, the ratio of taxis to population is much higher than most major cities in the world.
The problem is everyone wants them at the same time. I can show you photos from Friday night just gone I seen in taxi WhatsApp groups like the old Carlsberg add with so many taxis clogging up the streets.
And the people who complain are generally the ones who only use them a few times a year and have trouble getting out of town at 4 am Saturday night and think there should be a neverending stream of taxis passing by with the light on. If that was the case on a Saturday night you can bet the rest of the week we would be complaining of thousands of taxis(or ubers if some got their way) causing traffic jams all over the city.
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If you want more taxis then they should consider schemes how to remove vrt for wheel chair taxis and make the entry cheaper, they already subsidise WATs by a grant scheme but it's not sufficient IMO
Definitely need something like this.

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I use Google maps for every journey, even collecting my kids from school for this reason but I know better than it for the most part. It might be sending me one way cause traffic is heavy on the normal route but I know I've a bus lane on that road and it wouldn't effect me. Its a wonderful guide but I wouldn't like my taxi driver using it as gospil that's for sure.

I'm in appliance repair and put up 60 to 100 miles a day. Like you I have sat nav on all the time. I suppose I'm the opposite to taxi drivers in that I need the quickest route all the time. I was in lucan the other day and the quickest way to my next job in sandymount was over the west link through the port tunnel and over the road east link. Not cheap as far as tolls are concerned but time is money to me
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That would be fine...but he had his light on and pulled in when we put hands out...then he asks where we are going...and then suddenly he has a fair....it doesnt sound likely does it? Or fair in the least to me.



I will be carrying on with the complaint.


get a life. maybe he thought you were the fare who booked him? then when he pulled in he realized it wasn't you who booked the taxi. big deal if he had the light on or off, get over it. you must not have much to be worried about reporting something like this.
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Definitely need something like this.




I'm in appliance repair and put up 60 to 100 miles a day. Like you I have sat nav on all the time. I suppose I'm the opposite to taxi drivers in that I need the quickest route all the time. I was in lucan the other day and the quickest way to my next job in sandymount was over the west link through the port tunnel and over the road east link. Not cheap as far as tolls are concerned but time is money to me
Now you have it. My kids school run again is faster via the m50 but would cost double in a taxi rather than the slightly slower way that I would take a punter on the same journey. Its a bit messed up really but that's the way it is.
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omg you had trouble getting a taxi after niteclub
And don't get me started on bus drivers
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Don't be so childish.....

Of course it's hard but 6 accepted my request and cancelled this as they arrived at the main road entrance just outside to the race course.

That's not on.

Don't get you started on bus drivers! What's that got to do with taxi complaints.
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how about this situation, taxi driver is in city centre, gets a call to pick up customers in foxrock, sees people on street looking for taxi, asks where they are going to see if its on his way, but they are not going that way. drives away, what harm is done? let this go op, dont be taking food off his table or from his kids mouths. its a tough job being a taxi driver, things like this happen.
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Don't be so childish.....

Of course it's hard but 6 accepted my request and cancelled this as they arrived at the main road entrance just outside to the race course.

That's not on.

Don't get you started on bus drivers! What's that got to do with taxi complaints.
You want to hijack a mytaxi on the way to a pickup, stand at side of road looking at phone then taxis as though you're looking for a roof sign number, due to the way people don't allow their GPS to lock on, it shows on the driver app as being anywhere in a 1 or 2 mile radius, so driver asks are you such n such, you answer they just left in another taxi and away you go, and yeah I'd say easy enough to happen 6 times.
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