03 Aug '17, 9am

[Mothership] Taxi drivers in S’pore want to deliver Amazon Prime Now goods https://t.co/BbK400KEcQ

Times are hard and taxi drivers need to eat. And one way for them to do that is to deliver goods for Amazon. Unable to cope with demand in Singapore, ComfortDelGro taxis have been tapped to do such deliveries, alongside private-hire cars. Advertisement But taxi drivers are not allowed to The Land Transport Authority (LTA) currently disallows the use of taxis and private-hire cars for delivering goods without an accompanying passenger. The rationale is that taxis and private-hire cars are meant to take passengers for hire and reward, according to The Straits Times . But passengers who hire them may carry goods. The LTA was unable to say for sure though what are the penalties for infringement, or if anyone has been taken to task yet. There are about 26,000 taxis and some 40,000 private-hire cars here. The case for doing deliveries In light of these revelations, the governmen...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/08/taxi-drivers-in-spore-want-t...

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