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Old Mar 20th 2011, 7:56 am
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I've been taking taxis ever since selling the car and it's impressive how many of them drive in excess of the speed limit. Last Thursday a taxi taking me to a party in Motor City went up Umm Sequim Street at 110km, and US is a major speed trap. Same taxi went through Motor City at twice the speed limit.

Makes one wonder - the fines should be crippling for taxi drivers.
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Old Mar 20th 2011, 8:21 am
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All the taxis in AD are now connected via GPS, and get warnings on their meters and-if the warnings are to be believed-fines. Makes the drive between AD and Dubai at bit pedestrian, but hey ho.
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I think taxi drivers pay for their own fines out of their own pocket. I've been in plenty where they'll stick to the speed limit.
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I think taxi drivers pay for their own fines out of their own pocket. I've been in plenty where they'll stick to the speed limit.
I'm bloody sure they do.
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I believe they have diplomatic immunity.

Also did you notice if he engaged the cloaking device?
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I think it's a bit like the TILT warning on a pibnball machine. if they persist then they do get fined, and they do have to pay it themselves.

They do seem to be on a pretty awful contract. Being cabbies, they learn where the speed cameras are very quickly.
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