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Licensed taxi drivers invited to destroy 140 unlicensed cabs

Post by momopi » July 2nd, 2010, 5:00 pm ... -vehicles/

Licensed taxi drivers are invited to destroy 140 unlicensed vehicles
June 3rd, 2010 by Annie Lee | Posted in Featured, News | 21 Comments »

(From wccdaily) It happens in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province: 140 unlicensed passenger vehicles are put together by the Municipal Committee of Communication to destroy publicly. To make it personal, the committee invited over 50 cab drivers to finish their enemies with iron bars.

The 140 vehicles consist of 73 knock-off cabs and 67 illegal vehicles that fail to accept punishment in due time. "Let’s do this" orders a officer, and a bulldozer smashes the roofs and glasses of the lined up cars with its gigantic shovel.

"These wild cabs cheat people on purpose, they are our enemies." says Liu Yang, who chops up 4 cabs nonstop. The remains of the knock-off cabs makes him laugh. Liu Yang’s cab was cloned in the recent year, and he was ticketed times for no reason, he even got complained for dumping passengers, which he never did. Last month, his colleague found the cloned cab and called up Liu as well as 30 more cab drivers to besiege the wild cab. The cab was cornered in the end and handed over to the committee of communication.

According to the officials, most illegal cabs are actually scrap or combined cars although they appear to be brand new. Their severely worn parts and tires pose threats to the traffic, and in the case of traffic accident, they are difficult to chase down. Smashing them down in groups sends a message to the wild cab industry.


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