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Older cabbies not keen on surge pricing | The New Paper

The likely introduction of surge pricing for taxis has not gone down well with older cabbies.

Most of those who spoke to The New Paper were apprehensive about the pricing system and the technology involved.

Mr Chia Chiong Soon, 70, a cabby of 20 years, said: “Why must we make things so complicated? Older people usually drive leisurely, and all we want is for things to remain convenient and easy for us.”

Another cabby, who wanted to be known as Mr Tan, 60, said: “I want to rely on the meter, and I don’t want to have to keep meddling with my phone when I drive.

“It’s dangerous and troublesome for me. My phone is old and cannot handle so many applications.”

Others found the dynamic pricing model, which fluctuates based on demand, confusing.

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Older cabbies not keen on surge pricing, Latest Singapore News – The New Paper.