99 Per Cent Of Melbourne’s Taxi Drivers Fail New Taxi Test

By Alex Kidman

The test doesn’t just cover actual road name and navigational tasks, but also issues of customer service and driver behaviour, with some drivers apparently (and rather sadly) struggling with questions relating to the proper treatment of disabled passengers.

There’s a push to improve taxi drivers in Melbourne via a test that mimics the infamous “knowledge” test that London cabbies undertake.

The obvious counterpoint to the Melbourne Taxi story would be this one that suggests that there’s a growing problem with people randomly hopping into private cars. Why?

I’m aware that the standard internet response to all of this is to rather quickly cry “Uber! ” as though it’s the solution to every single taxi woe, although I’m not personally convinced that’s always true.

The other 233 candidates all failed to get the minimum 85 per cent score needed to qualify as a Melbourne taxi driver under strict new rules.

Read more here: Gizmodo


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