We’ve all been there. We all know about it. Flagging down a taxi cab in the Philippines can be excruciating.
The Taxikick web application aims to take that one step forward in reporting abusive, harassing, or otherwise misbehaving taxi drivers by directly submitting a report to the LTFRB and MMDA regularly.
Drivers overcharge or bypass the meter completely, entering into a (most often) completely one-sided debate about how much you should be paying to get where you want to go. That is, if the driver even considers that taking you where you want to go is worth his time. Then there are other issues, such as broken and/or (supposedly) tampered meters, faulty air conditioning, smoking, harassment, what-have-you.
And, short of having a police officer nearby or texting the LTFRB hotline, there’s nothing much you can do about it.
That’s where Taxikick comes in.
According to their website:
Taxikick is a simple tool that allows passengers to report a taxi driver in the Philippines.
Taxikick is built on a simple idea: make it easy to report those taxi cabs that need to be reported. You just need to visit their website, select a predefined violation, throw in a plate number, optional taxi name, and comment away. Taxikick will collate all reports within the day, and lob it to the LTFRB and MMDA automatically.
It won’t guarantee retribution, but at least it’s a step towards the right (disciplinary) direction.Read More