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Persons with Illegal Photo Shooting Records to be Banned from Taxi Driving

Persons with Illegal Photo Shooting Records to be Banned from Taxi Driving

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next year, individuals with a criminal record for taking illegal photos will not be able to work as taxi drivers. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said during Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting that a bill was passed to amend the Passenger Transport Service Act. The new bill came in [...]

Taxi Drivers to Help Find Criminal Suspects and Missing People

Taxi Drivers to Help Find Criminal Suspects and Missing People

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers across the country are being tasked with helping to track down criminal suspects and missing people. Kakao Mobility, the operator of South Korea’s largest taxi-hailing app Kakao T, is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding with the National Police Agency (NPA) early next year to cooperate [...]

SK Telecom Updates Services for Hearing-impaired Taxi Drivers

SK Telecom Updates Services for Hearing-impaired Taxi Drivers

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom giant SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it updated its services for hearing-impaired taxi drivers with new safety technology. The telecom operator partnered with local social venture Coactus Ltd. in 2018 to launch a taxi-hailing app for hearing-impaired drivers. SK Telecom said Coactus will directly employ the [...]

S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers are being trained to become ‘lifeguards’ to prevent people from committing suicide. The Life Insurance Social Contribution Committee announced on Thursday that it plans to work with the Citizens’ Coalition for Safety (CCS) and the Korea Best Driver Association to train taxi drivers to prevent others from [...]

37 pct of Private Taxi Drivers are Over 65 Years Old; Oldest is 93

37 pct of Private Taxi Drivers are Over 65 Years Old; Oldest is 93

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Of the nation’s private taxi drivers, those aged 65 or older accounted for 36.8 percent of the total. According to a report submitted to the National Assembly by the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, a total of 162,199 private taxi drivers were registered in the transportation workers management system as [...]

Taxi Drivers Stage Massive Rally Against Kakao Carpool Service

Taxi Drivers Stage Massive Rally Against Kakao Carpool Service

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of thousands of taxi drivers gathered in Seoul on Thursday for a massive protest against commercial carpool services by Kakao Corp., calling for a state ban on “the illegal services.” There have been severe conflicts over Kakao T Carpool, a ride-sharing service by South Korea’s top mobile messaging [...]