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Taxi driver fined for refusing passengers
Taxi driver fined for refusing passengers

A Perth taxi driver has been fined $1800 for refusing to take passengers to certain destinations.

The driver was convicted for refusing fares and failed to make his scheduled Perth Magistrate's Court appearance on February 4.

The driver was fined $200 for each of the nine counts of refusing fares and ordered to pay $260 in court costs.

Department of Transport general manager of transport services Aaron de Rozario said he took these matters seriously.

"This behaviour compromises the efforts of the majority to provide an honest and courteous service to the West Australian public," Mr de Rozario said.

Footage captured in the driver’s taxi showed the driver had solicited potential passengers on the street, but then refused to accept fares because they were too short or not to the preferred location.

The offences were recorded in June 2013.

The West Australian

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