Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fifty Two Cabs

RLW News tells us the coppers put fifty two Aucland cabs off the road for mechanical defects of one sort or another. This represented ten percent of the 510 cabs inspected during spot checks.

That is a remarkable and disgracefully high percentage of our cabs which are shonky. How can it be so? Is there not rigorous checking of taxis by our illustrious authorities? Were they all asleep?
Who is the cabinet minister who can be asked to resign over this debacle?

Adolf wonders whether the flash cabs like Corporate and Regency were in amongst the 52 junk heaps or was it only the el cheapos?


Dave said...

unfortunately there is no specific "cabinet" minister for taxi "cabs" - pehaps some cab drivers are boy racers as well?

Shout Above The Noise said...

Why not get Jo-Jo Hunt - the Minister of Wine & Cheese - back from the UK? He has good experience of taxis.

barry said...

It would be interesting to see a breakdown of the reasons for rejection.

All cabs have to have a current Certificate of Fitness issued after inspection by an LTNZ Agent. This procedure basically checks equipment for safety, but not necessarily for appearance.

Apart from AA, On Road, VINZ and VTNZ there may be shonky garages who "pass" the vehicle for $ under the counter??