Taxi fare evasion cases down 40% last year

There were 233 fare evasion cases in 2017, down from 390 in 2016, according to figures released by the Public Transport Council.
There were 233 fare evasion cases in 2017, down from 390 in 2016, according to figures released by the Public Transport Council.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The number of reported taxi fare evasion cases fell by 40 per cent last year, amid an environment of stiffer penalties for offenders and fewer cabs on the road.

There were 233 fare evasion cases last year, down from 390 in 2016, according to figures released to The Sunday Times by the Public Transport Council (PTC).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Taxi fare evasion cases down 40% last year'. Subscribe