A seemingly innocent photo has been used to educate people on their responsibilities and rights in taxis and rideshare vehicles.
The photo, shared by Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads on Facebook shows two passengers sitting in a taxi and challenges viewers to spot three things that are “wrong” in the picture.
In the caption, the department specified the stock photo was taken in a taxi.
“We know December's a fun and festive time but that doesn't mean we should forget to play by the rules of the taxi or rideshare vehicle,” the department said on Facebook.
Two of the violations in the image are well-known road rules, while the other comes with social distancing measures in light of the Covid pandemic.
The passenger in the backseat is flouting of two of the taxi passenger responsibilities, as listed on the Queensland government’s website.
The passenger is sipping alcohol, which is not allowed while travelling in a taxi in Queensland.
“You cannot consume alcohol during your journey,” the Queensland Government website states.
The passenger in the back is also not wearing a seatbelt, which is always the passenger’s responsibility in a taxi or rideshare vehicle.
The third violation in the image is where the second passenger is sitting.
Given there are only two passengers in the taxi, they should both be sitting in the back to adhere to social distancing measures.
“Please be courteous and respect your driver's personal space and sit in the back seat during COVID-19 wherever possible,” the government says.
“The front passenger seat should only be used when no other seats are available.”
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