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Waterloo ‘poda-poda’ drivers above the law

Waterloo ‘poda-poda’ drivers above the law

According to the daily findings of this reporter, it is now common to see Waterloo ‘Poda-Poda’ drivers in the dishonest habit of stopping half-way. Countless number of times this reporter has been engaged in a tussle with those rogue drivers for calling their destinations short, all in a deceitful act of making more profit at the expense of vulnerable city commuters.

The tussle starts at about 3 p.m. with the mad rush for commuters to get back to their various destinations. The unscrupulous commercial drivers then start their game: they take advantage of the rush, especially of Waterloo bound passengers. Instead of heading for Waterloo which is boldly written on the bonnet of their vehicles, they short-cut the journey by calling for passengers bound for Kissy or Wellington. Sadly, this is done to the full view of traffic police officers or traffic wardens. The drivers know the language of the police, so the latter don’t care which route the lawless drivers take. A passenger who insists to go by the law would only be wasting time. In most cases, these lawless drivers molest passengers who attempt to challenge them, also in full view of the police or the traffic wardens.

There is a Motor Drivers Union Waterloo, but one wonders what the union exists for; is it to collect monies from drivers?

This is arrant cheating by the drivers and their union authorities, because it seems the union only collects fees from the drivers and ignores the suffering of passengers. A blatant conspiracy, indeed!

And what is frustrating is that nobody seems to care. If nobody cares, one day someone will pay for it, mark my words. It could be the union itself, or the drivers themselves, or the government, which seems to be indifferent to the plight of poor commuters.

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