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Taxi driver jailed for assaulting female passenger
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:59:24 pm »
Taxi driver jailed for assaulting female passenger

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By Jung Min-ho

A taxi driver has been sentenced to six months in prison for attacking a female passenger.

Seoul Western District Court said Monday that it convicted the driver, surnamed Bae, 65, of butting the woman in the face and twisting her arm in Seoul at around 10 p.m. on May 28, 2018, after she complained about "unusually high charges."

Bae, who had received a suspended prison term and fines for assaulting passengers seven times in the past, insisted that the woman hit him during the altercation, but the court did not accept the claim.

Despite previous convictions, he was able to keep working as a taxi driver because assaulting passengers is not a "disqualifying offense."

Under the law, a person who receives a two-year sentence or higher for murder, drugs or sexual assault, among other serious crimes, cannot work as a taxi driver for at least two years after finishing the sentence, but use of violence is not one of these crimes.


I like the part about assaulting passengers not being a disqualifying defense.

I've said before that the majority of taxi drivers are completely professional, pleasant people, but that's just due to basic human decency, not any sort of self-monitoring or quality control on the part of taxi companies, which very clearly are terrible and don't care about their passengers (or drivers).


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Re: Taxi driver jailed for assaulting female passenger
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 08:15:32 pm »
Eight times?  Taz
Taxi driver jailed for assaulting female passenger

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By Jung Min-ho

A taxi driver has been sentenced to six months in prison for attacking a female passenger.

Seoul Western District Court said Monday that it convicted the driver, surnamed Bae, 65, of butting the woman in the face and twisting her arm in Seoul at around 10 p.m. on May 28, 2018, after she complained about "unusually high charges."

Bae, who had received a suspended prison term and fines for assaulting passengers seven times in the past, insisted that the woman hit him during the altercation, but the court did not accept the claim.

Despite previous convictions, he was able to keep working as a taxi driver because assaulting passengers is not a "disqualifying offense."

Under the law, a person who receives a two-year sentence or higher for murder, drugs or sexual assault, among other serious crimes, cannot work as a taxi driver for at least two years after finishing the sentence, but use of violence is not one of these crimes.


I like the part about assaulting passengers not being a disqualifying defense.

I've said before that the majority of taxi drivers are completely professional, pleasant people, but that's just due to basic human decency, not any sort of self-monitoring or quality control on the part of taxi companies, which very clearly are terrible and don't care about their passengers (or drivers).

Eight times?  Taxi passengers need to be on a Bae watch.


Re: Taxi driver jailed for assaulting female passenger
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 07:56:56 am »
Taxi unions protesting about ride-sharing services insist that taxis are much safer because they're regulated. Here we can see just how unregulated they are. A taxi driver who killed or raped a passenger is eligible for a licence just two years after completing his sentence, and a driver who beats a passenger can get back in the driver's seat right away.


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Re: Taxi driver jailed for assaulting female passenger
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 08:05:40 am »
This is disgusting. Any criminal offense resulting in jail time should mean they lose their taxi licence. Especially if it's for something they did while on the clock.


Re: Taxi driver jailed for assaulting female passenger
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 10:02:36 am »
Taxi passengers need to be on a Bae watch.
Congrats gogators! you caused your nemesis to spill coffee all over himself with simultaneous disgust and appreciation at that.