Cabby watches Taiwanese variety show throughout 30-minute ride

Submitted by Stomper Anonymous

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Update on Sept 22:

In response to a Stomp query, a Trans-Cab spokesperson said: "The driver concerned had been issued a warning and imposed incentive penalty and given counselling to him. 

"At the same time, we have also informed the driver to be more mindful of his service conduct provided to the customers."

Original article:

A passenger was uncomfortable when he noticed a taxi driver watching an entertainment show while driving.

The Stomper told Stomp he had booked a ride via Grab and a Trans-Cab taxi driver picked him up last Saturday night (Sept 16).

"The driver was watching a Taiwanese variety show while driving," he said.

He added that the cabby was watching the show for the entire journey, which was about 30 minutes.

The Stomper said he wanted to share what happened to raise awareness.

Stomp has reached out to Trans-Cab for comment.

For the first offence of driving while using a mobile communication device, you can be fined up to $1,000 or imprisoned up to six months, or both. For repeat offenders, it is a fine of up to $2,000 or imprisonment up to 12 months, or both.