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Extended Tracking for Taxi Fare in Taichung City; Maximum Fine of NT$90,000 for Violators

Recently, reports were received about overcharging by taxi drivers who failed to swirch on their cab meters. To protect the public rights, the Taichung City Transportation Bureau recently worked with the Qingshu Precinct to stop taxis around the Shalu Station and inspect them and continuously extended tracking was conducted at the traffic junctions to strictly tract violating taxi drivers. According to the Transportation Bureau, taximeters shall be installed and charges shall be collected according to taximeters. As regulated in the Article 77 of the Highway Act, violations will be fined between NTD 9,000 and NTD 90,000. Taxi drivers shall not violate the Act and shall charge their passengers according to their meters. Director General of the Transportation Bureau, Yeh Chao-Fu, said that all taxis operating in Taichung shall charge passengers according to their taximeters and no fare bargaining is allowed. Passengers shall not bargain with taxi drivers. The Bureau will continuously track violating taxi drivers and work with the Police Department to inspect at major traffic junctions and tourist sites to protect the rights of passengers. The Bureau said that it will require taxi drivers to abide by the fare charge rules and ask passengers to request for a proof of travel. When there is a violation of the fare charge, overcharging, taking the long way or rejection of a short distance ride, detailed information attached with photos shall be reported to the 1999 service center of the Taichung City Government. The Bureau reminded that drivers and passengers shall wear face masks during the ride to protect yourselves and others. If there is a fever, cough or respiratory syndrome, please immediately visit the hospital with good protective measures and do not use mass transportation means and follow the protection measures to prevent spreading virus to others.
  • Data update: 2021-08-19
  • Publish Date: 2021-08-12
  • Source: Transportation Bureau
  • Hit Count: 15