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Taxikick: Easily report abusive taxi drivers from your PC or smartphone

Want to know how the traffic is in and around the Metro? There’s an app for that – the MMDA Traffic Navigator. Two, actually, if you also count Twitter and follow @MMDA.

How about one that’ll help you get a taxi? Don’t we all wish there was one, but unfortunately, we’re not that tech savvy yet.

But there is one that’ll help you report abusive taxi drivers. It’s called Taxikick.

Well, it’s actually not an app. It’s a website, and one with mobile version and a very simply UI that’s easy to use regardless if your safe at home in front of your desktop or out and about with only your trusty smartphone in hand.

You just simply enter the plate no., select the violation committed, taxi name, add your comments if any, and press the Kick this taxi! button (or on the mobile site, slide the button).

It won’t literally kick the taxi, or the taxi driver for that matter – though I’m pretty sure some of you guys wish it could – but it’ll get the word out.

Here’s the pretty extensive list of violations you can choose from:

  • Refused boarding
  • Choosing passengers
  • Over charging
  • No meter
  • Tampered or broken meter
  • Contracting
  • No receipt
  • Rude behavior
  • Smoking while driving
  • Not in uniform
  • No seatbelts
  • Smelly interiors
  • Dirty seats and interiors
  • Left behind items
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal harassment malicious mischief
  • Sexual assault
  • Dilapidated
  • No taxi details inside
  • LPG smells

Sounds great, right?

It is. I like it. A lot actually.

But there is one major flaw to it right now, though. As of this posting, they’re not deputized or legally partnered with the LTFRB or the MMDA yet. They hope so one day, and it might actually happen sooner than later, especially with the MMDA’s Traffic Jedi Yves Gonzalez taking notice already. And when that time comes, this service will certainly have better use than just a means to vent out the frustrations of disgruntled taxi commuters.

For now, all the reports are compiled and emailed to the LTFRB and MMDA at the end of the day, which, we’re hoping, aren’t all just being redirected to the spam bin.

Anyway, we’ll talk more about this once they’re finally out of beta and/or have some legal backing already with the proper authorities.

Check it out here.

Allan David

Allan David

Online, Allan’s got you covered as far as news (and some reviews every now and then) goes. Offline, you’ll see him either sweating it out in the badminton courts or dining out in one of the new restos around town. His favorite noodles: cold soba.

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