Furthermore, if the passenger is travelling in a taxi or rideshare TO a COVID testing station to be tested, or travelling FROM a COVID testing station after being tested - they should only be travelling in a WAV or HOV - thereby giving more distance between the CPV driver and passenger, and keeping the driver safer.
Currently it is mandatory that a WAV or HOV is used if a high-risk passenger is being transported. But as we have learnt recently, you don't have to be showing major signs of COVID-19 to be highly infectious.
Since the government won't mandate the use of WAVs or HOVs for this transportation - then perhaps the BSPs will do so - thus looking after the drivers and keeping them safer."
– D Fitzgerald
WA Government to reap rewards
"The new PTD system is going to collect the Western Australian Government a lot of $$ which will be then used for general revenue. It is estimated they will collect between $5 to $7M extra per annum.
This is not about "cost recovery" this is about making money out of the taxi and on demand industry and using it for other purposes.
It is also making it an even longer and more costly process for taxi drivers (now have to pay for an extra annual Police Clearance as well) who the industry is already very short of!!
The layers of red tape, administration and costs continue.... thought we were being deregulated?"
– J Murray
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