Victorian taxi drivers must pass ‘knowledge exam’ under sweeping reforms » National Taxi Association

Victorian taxi drivers must pass ‘knowledge exam’ under sweeping reforms » National Taxi Association

MELBOURNE taxi drivers will have to pass a knowledge exam and customers will pay more on weekends in the biggest ever overhaul of the industry. Premier Denis Napthine announced annual taxi licence fees will be $22,000 in metropolitan zones – allowing more entry to the market – and taxi drivers will get a guaranteed 55 per cent of takings – up from 50 per cent. There will be lower fares for customers at off-peak times, but weekend revellers will face up to 20 per cent higher fares on Friday and Saturday nights. In some cases, fares will move from prescribed amounts to “maximum fares”, allowing customers to haggle for discounted rates if they are travelling to the airport. The service fee for card payments will be slashed from 10 per cent to five per cent. What do you think of the changes? Let us know by answering the poll questions below A new “knowledge exam” will be intro...

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