Doreen Mokgolo
1 minute read
6 Jun 2018
1:19 pm

Springs taxi drivers illegally increase fares

Doreen Mokgolo

The Springs Taxi Association is concerned about a group of drivers who illegally increased local Four Plus One taxi fares from R7 to R10 over the weekend.

Some Four Plus One taxi drivers fraudulently increased taxi fares.

The Springs Taxi Association alleges that a group of drivers have taken it upon themselves to increase the fares without the association’s knowledge, African Reporter reports.

Springs Taxi Association public relations officer (PRO) Willie Sithole says they do not have any knowledge of fare increases.

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“We were startled when we received information from concerned commuters about the fraudulent increase.

“As the association, we have not increased any fares and if and when we do we first consult and inform the commuters in time,” he says.

Sithole says they are calling on commuters to refuse to pay the increased fare.

“They must take the registration number of the vehicle and report it to the association’s offices immediately.

“They can also report the driver at Majola Taxi Rank where they will find the Four Plus One committee based at BP Garage. They can also lodge their complaint by calling our offices on 011-815-6240,” he added.

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