Frustrated commuters slam ‘muppet’ taxi drivers for peak-hour blockade of Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge in anti-ride sharing protest

Frustrated commuters slam ‘muppet’ taxi drivers for peak-hour blockade of  Bolte Bridge in anti-ride sharing protest

  • Taxi drivers blocked four lanes of the bridge – a major route to the airport
  • They were protesting the state government’s plan to abolish taxi licences
  • Traffic brought to a standstill just after 8.30am and protest lasted 40 minutes 
  • Furious commuters have taken to social media to vent their anger  
  • Cabbies say they will not be properly compensated under deregulation reforms  

Furious commuters have taken to social media to slam taxi drivers who caused traffic chaos on Melbourne‘s Bolte Bridge on Monday morning.

Hundreds of cabbies blocked four lanes of the busy bridge in a protest against changes to the taxi industry after the introduction of ride-sharing.

Traffic was brought to a standstill just after 8.30am with the protest believed to have lasted around 40 minutes.

People making their way to work on Monday said ‘muppet’ taxi drivers had done nothing to help their cause. Some complained the protest would drive customers to Uber

 

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