Adam: When I grow up I want to be...what? Must wear black pants and white shirt ah? Then I'll be a rocket scientist la.Did you know that there is actually a rule governing the dress code of our taxi drivers?
But it is true la. Rule 15 (b) of the Rules of the Public Service Vehicles (Licensing and Conduct of Drivers, Conductors and Passengers) among other things forbids taxi drivers from wearing jeans!!!
Now, isn't that just great! Way to go man!!! Which authority is responsible for this? Which ministry? I think they deserve a medal. For missing the trees for the forest.
Okay, okay...back to the story. It was reported today that a cabbie in Kuantan was convicted and fined for breaking this undang-undang (law/rule) He was wearing a pair of black jeans and a white tee-shirt. No mention if these were clean or dirty.
Speaking to reporters later, prosecuting officer Azlindayanty Mohd Termizi from the Road Transport Department said it was compulsory for drivers to be attired in black pants and white shirts while driving their taxis. Huh? Yes ah? Must wear black pants and white shirt? Did you know that?
So the Road Transport Department is the one responsible. Well since they are so anal about dress code for taxi drivers I wish they would exercise the same dedication while policing maintenance of taxis, touting taxi drivers, taxi drivers who over-charge and refuse to use meters. And while they are at it why don't they address an overdue issue. The system which makes it extra tough for taxi drivers to make ends meet. High rentals, low meter fares, traffic jams etc. etc. etc.