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2019-08-21 | 公共電視

Fake Taxi Driver Fined NT$100,000|偽裝計程車載客 違法白牌車罰10萬.扣照

There are drivers in Changhua painting their car the same color as taxis and illegally hired themselves out as taxi drivers outside Changhua Train Station. As the cars didn't have meters, people reported them to the Motor Vehicles Office. Inspectors and police were able to get their license plate numbers and fine them. They also suspended the drivers' license and registration.

Police and Motor Vehicles Office inspectors stop this yellow car outside Changhua Train Station. There are two migrant worker passengers in the car with the driver. Although the car looks exactly like a taxi, it is actually a private car. The driver has been driving passengers without a taxi license and was therefore issued a fine.

We were informed about these taxis that are yellow but are not real taxis. They were personal cars posing as taxis. These vehicles may have been legal taxis at some point in time, but then became personal cars and then were painted yellow again. They were of course not legal taxis.

The Changhua Motor Vehicles Office says it has received many tips recently about fake taxi drivers driving meterless taxis outside Changhua Train Station. Apart from the illegality of this, the drivers have also affected the income of licensed taxi drivers.

We don't have criminal records. We all meet the government's regulations. Do (the drivers) of these (personal cars) have prior convictions? You don't know. And then secondly, they -- if you really want to file a complaint, where are you going to send it to?

If (the drivers of licensed taxis) get into an accident, you'll be able to find them. There are more protections in place.

The police and Motor Vehicles Office have investigated five illegal taxi cases since July. Two of the five involved former taxi drivers who painted their personal cars to look like taxis. Both were fined NT$100,000 under the Highway Act and Transportation Management Regulations and had their licenses and registration suspended for four months.

監理站稽查人員和警方,在彰化火車站前攔下這輛黃色的轎車,車上還載了兩名外籍移工,雖然車身顏色和計程車一模一樣,不過它只是一般的轎車,不能營業載客,駕駛已經違法載客,彰化監理站要進行開罰。

彰化監理站長 王顯文表示:「民眾來反映說,他搭乘的那個計程車是黃顏色,但是後來查證,它並不是計程車,只是說這個計程車,是一般的自用車,但可能是計程車退下來以後,它變更成自用車以後,又把它恢復成黃顏色的部分,那當然它是不合法的。」

彰化監理站表示,近期接到不少民眾檢舉,在彰化火車站前,有人將一般自用車換上跟計程車一樣的黃色,偽裝成計程車違法載客,但一上車才發現根本沒有里程計費表,司機隨便開價收費,對一般民眾沒有保障,也影響合法計程車的生意。

合法計程車司機表示:「我們都沒有前科,我們都是合乎政府規定的,那白牌車他有沒有前科,你不知道,而且第二個,他們,你真的要投訴的話,投訴無門。」

民眾表示:「(合法計程車)他出事也比較找得到人,就是比較有保障。」

彰化監理站會同警方,7月至今已經查獲5件白牌車違法載客,其中2件偽裝成計程車,調查也發現,這2件的車主以前都是計程車司機,依公路法及汽車運輸業管理規則規定,除了開罰10萬元,也將吊扣牌照及駕照各4個月。

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