Saturday, April 21, 2012

75 Year Old Taxi-Drivers

The LTA (Land Transport Authority) recently announced that the age limit for taxi drivers to be raised from the current 73 to 75 years. Coming into effect from 1 June 2012, taxi drivers will now be able to continue to drive their taxis until they are 75 years old. This has caused a minor flap in Singapore as some Singaporeans questioned how safe is it to allow older taxi drivers on the road.

Frankly I don’t see what the problem is. As long as the taxi drivers are still fit and healthy, there’s no reason to stop them from driving their taxis. In fact, it’s unfair to stop them if they wish to continue working.

The reason is that currently there are people driving on the roads who are above 75 years old. No one has any problem with that before so I don’t quite understand why there is an issue with 75 year old taxi-drivers?

After all, even old people need to feed their family right?


Anonymous said...

Right, when it end, 75 now, 78 when comes GE2016 or PE2017, or maybe 81.

Let them rest, and with the $20 millions spend on the overseas gathering, why dont give them some of the $20 millions.

Ghost said...

Sorry but I'm all for letting old people work if they want/need to.