Out of Service

Join 'Tag a Taxi' campaign

I appreciate the letter by C. S. Harry Blud (South China Morning Post, July 23) which was in response to mine (Post, July 12) on the subject of taxis in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong taxi drivers are however a law unto themselves.

Wednesday, 6 August, 1997, 12:00am

Taxis' 'Out of Service' signs are not illegal

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Puzzled by police inaction' (South China Morning Post, July 12).

In his letter, Ted Thomas asserted that for the first two weeks of July, 80 per cent of Hong Kong taxis had been 'driving around' with 'Out of Service' signs covering their meters.

23 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Get tough with taxis

MAY I suggest the following measures in order to alleviate the traffic problems which Hong Kong faces: Let the police give a fixed penalty of $5,000 to every taxi driver who is showing the 'Out of Service' sign in his taxi during rush-hours. To me, 'Out of Service' means that the particular taxi shouldn't be on the road.

23 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

About time authorities reacted

TAXIS cruising around Hong Kong's streets displaying an ''Out of Service'' sign are too familiar a sight.

Recently I even saw two taxis with such a sign up at the taxi-stand at the airport and, despite the presence of police officers, they were trying to select their passengers and destinations.

19 Aug 1993 - 12:00am