Sceptical attitude

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 September, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 September, 1993, 12:00am

POLICE are cracking down on taxi drivers who refuse to take customers. But, I would like to know if those who are arrested for this offence will be punished severely enough to stop that practice.

Although having faced it on a number of occasions, the pure greed and discrimination was at its most obvious when a group of friends and I attempted to catch a taxi from Tsim Sha Tsui to Sai Ying Pun. The driver refused to take us, simply because we wanted to go through the old tunnel and not go $30 out of our way though the Eastern Harbour Crossing. He then proceeded to flood us with loud obscenities before spotting a group of tourists and leaving us.

Why can they not be a bit more like their counterparts in the New Territories? On a number of occasions I have not been sure of my destination and these men and women have gone out of their way to assist me. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone was like this? DAMIAN BARTMAN Sai Ying Pun