Hi brothers and Sis taxi drivers, anyone concern about their future maybe 10 years later or 20 years later. Who going to drive taxi for the remaining years till they retire?
Was a real estate salesperson and networker, and now 1 more profession which is a taxi driver which i like alot.
Being a taxi driver able to continue my passion in my other 2 professions.
Anyone has Kang Tao to share ?
Beside being a taxi driver, what other kang taos and side lines we should consider to give ourselves an alternative. Everyone knows as age grows, performance deteoriates.
Hope to hear more Kangtaos and sharing.
what u mean 1802? where
Taxi Drivers are self-employed peole who do not receive CPFs, bonuses and have no benefits like holidays and sick leaves. Many are liable for 7 days of rentals and work at least 12 hours per day unlike most Singaporeans who only work 8 to 8.8 hours per day.
By the time it reaches 6pm and 7pm, most single-shifted taxi drivers already worked at least 12 hours since they started off 5-6am to meet the demands of those that need to go to work in the morning. Many use their own prerogatives to determine when to take a break and have some fun. Like ordinary Singaporeans, many perfer to take breaks during weekends with some choosing Friday nights, some Saturdays and some Sundays especially given the facts that demands for taxis is lowest on Saturdays and Sundays.
The demand for public transports is always the highest during weak hours and this cannot be avoided as evident by the fact that buses are jam-packed with people during these periods of time.
We also cannot increase the number of taxis as demands during off-peak hours are not that high to justify them.
300 taxis parked at Turf Club is actually nothing if you consider the fact that there a total are 28672 taxis in Singapore. This is actually just around 1% of the total number of taxis.
One person who was approved by biased The Straits Time to commend said "The cab business model is not ideal".
I like to say the Singapore Taxi model is just about the best model being priced at just about the most competitive rates by developed countries standards. The fare is about the same as those in South Korea and HK but is just 1/3 those of Tokyo, London and Sydney and 1/2 of those of New York City and LA. This is despite the fact that cost of car is the highest and there is an additional charge of COE.
We obviously would not want to also drop to third world countries rates like those of Indian cities and Hanoi.
Also some organization in Singapore is already teaming up with MIT people to eliminate Singaporean 50,000 taxi drivers with driverless cars. This is despite 12 accidents by 23 cars during test drives on much less congested roads in USA. Can you imagine at least 13712 accidents by 28672 taxis in less than 1-3 years period on Singapore roads. And all the tests were done travelling at not more than 25 miles (40km) per hour on less congested roads.
We should be smarter than MIT people and not implement their unreliable systems and become their guinea pigs. We should wait until the Americans themselves are comfortable implmenting their own technology on their own roads countrywide and citywide before we risk our own people's lives and sacrafice our own people's jobs. Remember all tests were conducts at not more than 40 km/hour on less congested roads.