Originally Posted by Sleeper12
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.