Harsh Penalties Coming for Ride-Refusing Taxi Drivers in Guangzhou

By Matthew Bossons, May 23, 2018

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Big, big news today for Guangzhouers fed up with dodgy cabbies: authorities in the city are drafting some seriously stiff legislation to deal with ride-refusing taxi drivers.

According to a report from GRT Radio, drivers caught declining to pick up passengers for the third time in a one-year period will have their taxi licenses revoked. Worse yet (for unreliable cab drivers, anyway), violators will be unable to apply for a new taxi license for a full five years. 

The draft proposal from the city's Legislative Affairs Office – which comes less than 10 days after taxi fares increased across the city – also includes a list of circumstances in which passengers would have the ability to decline paying a fare, including, among others, when drivers refuse to accept an electronic payment, when drivers pick up other passengers during the ride without the first passenger's consent, when drivers refuse to issue a fapiao and when drivers insist on dropping passengers off short of their initially stated destination.

Guangzhou authorities are currently seeking public feedback on the proposed measures. We at That's PRD are all for the new regulations, but how do you feel? Sound off in the comments section below.

READ MORE: US Consulate Issues Warning About Taxis in China

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