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Old Dec 4th 2012, 12:19 pm
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/ta...ry-1-1.1113715

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Old Dec 4th 2012, 12:59 pm
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why should people in taxi's get away with not paying Salik all us car owners have to pay it, I don't get the issue over this
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I'm pissed off as its going to cost me the best part of 6k a year-thats why Im so ****ing pissed off about it!
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I'm pissed off as its going to cost me the best part of 6k a year-thats why Im so ****ing pissed off about it!
where you are surely it would be easier to go onto Al Khail Road and go in the back way so to say?
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where you are surely it would be easier to go onto Al Khail Road and go in the back way so to say?
Is that the dirt track?
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Is that the dirt track?
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Bluecat- I haven't got a clue! I assume SZR is used as its the easiest and quickest route which is why they currently use that route, so guessing this will add to the time taken to get to and from work. Guess i have no choice sono point dwelling on it- another scoop of shit in the bucket.
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Bit slow there kittycat

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...=778830&page=3

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why should people in taxi's get away with not paying Salik all us car owners have to pay it, I don't get the issue over this
It's not the taxis, the drivers, or the company that pays it, but the passengers. Taxi fares have gone up over the past few years as it is. The RTA knows how often the taxis go through the Salik tolls so will be rubbing their hands.

Perhaps they would collect all the outstanding traffic fines instead of writing half of them off for people?
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Aha meow- Yes I am a bit slow at the moment in general- see this is why we should read every thread- so not only are there no cabs anymore my cab journey has just either gone up in time or 25% in price. Or perhaps this will solve the lack of cab problem as noone will use them anymore...
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Where do you work KC? I work downtown now, so I don't mind giving you a lift if it's in the same part of town.
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It's not the taxis, the drivers, or the company that pays it, but the passengers. Taxi fares have gone up over the past few years as it is. The RTA knows how often the taxis go through the Salik tolls so will be rubbing their hands.

Perhaps they would collect all the outstanding traffic fines instead of writing half of them off for people?
I agree with you about the fines, but the Salik was inevitable. They will put it up on Al Khail Road once that is finished as well.
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why should people in taxi's get away with not paying Salik all us car owners have to pay it, I don't get the issue over this
Because it doesn't make sense to toll part of the public transport system.
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Because it doesn't make sense to toll part of the public transport system.
it does if the Country is practically bankrupt? which is I guess why they are doing it?
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