What do you like to know about sex and taxis?
Many people love to rape their own children and father babies with them here! Submission to the NSW Upper House Inquiry re taxi Industry, Queensland Ombudsman Report Re Taxi industry and many documentations will prove that taxi industry mandarins are very corrupt and protected species! False advertising and false representation beside racism and sectarianism are only a few more tools used to exploit and muzzle workers. They double dip the Taxi Drivers and the public!?! Is just one more item added in the list of corrupt practices! One sex complaint a week' in NSW taxis is another twist in the debate too.
July 4, 2010
Even though taxis are regarded as the safest form of public transport, 20 sexual complaints were made to cab companies in the first five months of this year. Six were upheld but only one was reported to police.
Transport NSW said three cameras would become the compulsory minimum in all vehicles.
''Three cameras are required under the new specifications because they provide greater security for passengers and the driver,'' a Transport NSW spokesman said.
Coupled with GPS tracking devices and information sharing with police, the extra cameras would ''mean that even without a licence-plate number, information such as pick-up and drop-off locations and times are enough to identify the taxi in which an incident has occurred''.
A 20-year-old university student, who asked not to be named, said the extra cameras would have helped her in reporting an alleged sexual assault by a driver.
''When I was leaving the taxi, I took the business card on the dashboard, thinking it would have the taxi driver's details written on it so that I could give them to the police,'' she said. ''Unfortunately it was only the [taxi company's] phone number on the card. I still called the police and gave them as much information as possible about the driver and the incident.
''I am always a bit apprehensive about using taxis now. I always make sure that I sit in the back.''
Sexual support workers said the number of complaints against taxi drivers would only represent about 15 per cent of the total cases.
''It is never easy to report sexual assault,'' NSW Rape Crisis Centre manager Karen Willis said.
''The key is making the offenders responsible and challenging their behaviour, not telling woman to live their lives in fear.''
Transport NSW said ''all complaints of a sexual nature were taken extremely seriously and investigated''.
Taxi drivers underwent a criminal record check and 92 complaints have been lodged in 2½ years, relating to gestures, language, harassment or unwanted advances.