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However, there is no signage present in the Towradgi Beach Hotel car park that identifies that location as a taxi rank.
READ MORE: Wollongong taxi drivers hit back over intimidation claims The driver admitted he was unnerved by the confrontation and said he was worried that female Uber drivers could face the same thing.“I really don’t feel like coming back down there until it’s all sorted out, I tell you that much – and I’m not a small boy,” the driver said.“It was certainly harassment and it was certainly intimidating.”The driver said their actions contravened state legislation regarding passenger transport, which calls for them to “behave in an orderly manner” towards other drivers.
The south-western Sydney driver, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, said he was in the region for Wings Over Illawarra on Saturday.
He decided to pick up a fare on his way home – which is allowable under Uber’s policy.
An Uber driver claims two Wollongong taxi drivers accosted him as he was picking up a passenger at a northern Illawarra pub.Uber driver Percy Lethole says they just want to work in peace.“For the metered taxi people, they must tell us where must we work.If for example, we must not pick up 2m away from them, they must just say something.Drivers who are fully tolerant and respectful of pedestrians exist, not by birth or culture but as a result of training their traffic emotions.By law, the pedestrian's safety takes precedence over the motorist's desire to get someplace.It's frightening to realize that drivers kill and injure pedestrians at an alarming rate: New studies indicate that crosswalks in the middle of a block and at intersections without stop signs or traffic lights often encourage pedestrians to drop their guard and step in front of speeding vehicles. Many motorists don't mind routinely using their vehicle to intimidate defenseless people on foot.