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    87yo Taxi Driver - 3 accidents in 9 days

    An 87 year old driver was arrested twice for dangerous driving after

    - knocking over a motorcycle (private settlement)
    - flipping over his taxi with a passenger inside (arrested)
    - driving into multiple parked motorcycles (re-arrested)

    Only in HK?

    Link is in Chinese.

    Main photo: the driver
    Other photos: his taxi or the other vehicles he hit

    https://www.hk01.com/突發/859622/87歲的士...


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    Betrayed by his taxi firm LOL

    Leung also on multiple occasions told officers on the scene he has no issues with his driving.

    However, the staff of Leung’s taxi firm said otherwise when arriving on the scene to help with the investigation, revealing that Leung was involved in another accident last December, where he drove his taxi up a curb in Admiralty and totaled the vehicle after it flipped onto its side.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/199451/Octogenarian-cabbie-says-he-%22didn't-notice%E2%80%9D-hitting-multiple-parked-vehicles-in-Wan-Chai

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    How can he afford to keep working?


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    there is no age limit to drive a taxi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elefant&Castle:
    How can he afford to keep working?
    And how does he get insurance?

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    I’m quite sure this guy or his older brother have been driving me around HK about 10% of the time…

    Last edited by shri; 21-01-2023 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by north2:
    there is no age limit to drive a taxi?
    Yes they must be at least 70

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    I thought only Japan had a 70 year old minimum for taxi drivers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elefant&Castle:
    How can he afford to keep working?
    Local friend told me that his family is fairly well off, living in Canada, etc. the old guy kept sneaking off unbeknownst to his family to keep working, sometimes pulling double shifts just because he enjoys driving.

    Dunno if it’s true but it makes the story a bit more quirky.
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