The Point to Point Transport Commissioner’s compliance team of Authorised Officers recently conducted compliance activities at Game 3 of the State of Origin series held at the Accor Stadium on Wednesday 12 July.
The purpose of this targeted compliance operation was to ensure safe journeys for all attendees by assessing vehicle standards and driver compliance with the point to point transport law. There was also a focus on fare compliance in taxis providing rank and hail passenger services, including refusing a fare, not using the meter or overcharging by demanding a set fare. During the operation 64 hire vehicles (including rideshare) and 27 taxis were inspected.
A total of 6 Penalty Infringement Notices were issued during the operation, including a driver failing to accept a hiring immediately when offered and 2 drivers failing to hand their driver licence to an Authorised Officer for inspection when asked.
By law the driver of a taxi that is available for hire must accept a hiring immediately when offered. Taxi drivers are only allowed to refuse a passenger in certain circumstances. Our website has more information on obligations for taxi drivers, which can be easily shared with your affiliated providers and drivers.
The Commissioner’s compliance team also noted that pick up and drops offs were conducted in an orderly fashion with Sydney Olympic Park providing additional signage to direct passengers to taxi ranks.
And, wasn’t it great to see the Blues get up in the final game of the series!