Facebook user Ong Boon shared a letter that a taxi driver received from the Land Transport Authority, about his failed appeal against his written warning.
He had received a warning letter for not searching his taxi for any items left behind by the passenger at the end of the trip.
Here is what the letter said
- We refer to your appeal dated 11 October 2022, made through Ms Tin Pei Ling. MP for Macpherson SMC.
- Our investigation findings reveal that on 9 July 2022 at about 1.26pm, you failed to search your taxi for any property left by the passenger at the end of the trip. Hence, our investigation finds you liable for the offence of “Failing to search vehicle for any property accidentally left by the hirer” under rule 39(1 ) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Vocational Licences and Conduct of Drivers. Conductors, Trishaw Riders and Passengers) (“PSVC”) Rules. A written warning was issued to you on 28 September 2022.
- For clarification, rule 39(1) of the PSVC states that the driver of a vehicle shall as far as practicable, search the vehicle for any property left in the vehicle immediately before or on the termination of any journey. Failing to do so constitutes an offence under the PSVC.
- We are satisfied with our investigation findings that you are indeed liable for the offence. Hence, we are unable to rescind the written warning.