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DriverCheck App: Gives you photo + name of driver. Will it stop rouge drivers?


YesSireeeBob

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Free app allows public run check on taxi drivers - Independent.ie

You can just input the car reg or roof number or driver badge and up pops a photo and name of the driver.

Also the car details come up - color, make and reg.

Walk along the rank, put the number in your phone and if the details don't come up you know it's a rouge driver and you can report.
It's an official app so all the drivers should be on the database.

What other information should the customer be told about their driver - criminal record maybe?

You can do it online also but you don't get a photo of the driver.
Transport For Ireland | Check if a taxi driver is properly licensed

 


Prester Jim

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Free app allows public run check on taxi drivers - Independent.ie

You can just input the car reg or roof number or driver badge and up pops a photo and name of the driver.

Also the car details come up - color, make and reg.

Walk along the rank, put the number in your phone and if the details don't come up you know it's a rouge driver and you can report.
It's an official app so all the drivers should be on the database.

What other information should the customer be told about their driver - criminal record maybe?

You can do it online also but you don't get a photo of the driver.
Transport For Ireland | Check if a taxi driver is properly licensed

Rouge drivers? Is this an anti American Indian thing?
 

Northsideman

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Free app allows public run check on taxi drivers - Independent.ie

You can just input the car reg or roof number or driver badge and up pops a photo and name of the driver.

Also the car details come up - color, make and reg.

Walk along the rank, put the number in your phone and if the details don't come up you know it's a rouge driver and you can report.
It's an official app so all the drivers should be on the database.

What other information should the customer be told about their driver - criminal record maybe?

You can do it online also but you don't get a photo of the driver.
Transport For Ireland | Check if a taxi driver is properly licensed

Great info for the revenue and social welfare also, not that I'm saying any taxi driver would do anything wrong or anything like that.
 

Prester Jim

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But as for the OP.
It is actually a very good idea, for once I am impressed with a govt initiative.
The only problem I have with all this is that the only drivers who are being vetted are the ones from EU countries; if you get an EU driver you can be sure with this app that he/she is not a convicted violent or sexual criminal, otherwise it is pot luck.
I have not the first idea how they can fix this massive loophole in the system but they should put every resource they have into figuring it out rather than shuffling in front of the hole to hide it.
 

Podolski1.5

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All those drivers going around putting on their rouge is a bit of a distraction. Rogue drivers are more interesting.
 

Ruff says Flaherty

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Good idea. How long before someone posts complaining about it though? 3.....2......1........
 

Rural

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So it will spot rogue drivers wearing rouge! Thought it would never happen.
 

freewillie

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Listen bud, Did you order a car or not, bleedin foreigners
 

fuque

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a large number of drivers arent on the database as of yet
 

teapot

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