Montreal Is Now Spying On The City's Taxi Drivers To Make Sure They Don't F*ck You Over
A strange new plan.
The public image of Montreal's taxi industry hasn't been all that pristine lately.
For one, all the traditional taxi companies, and their employees, the drivers, are constantly beingin terms of service. Some may argue against Uber, but no one can deny the superior convenience of the transport app.
Then, of course, there's the ongoing f*ck ups enacted by Montreal's taxi drivers.
Last year, a string of sexual assaults were linked to taxi drivers (with the), an ongoing problem that persists, with many cases left unreported.
Sexual assault aside (not that we're minimizing that very real issue), Montrealers areon the part of the city's traditional taxi drivers, especially when they .
And now the Montreal taxi bureau has taken the hint, and will be launching a new initiative that will (hopefully) improve the level of quality when taking a cab.
To put it succinctly, the Montreal taxi bureau will be sending out "mystery passengers" that will spy on cab drivers.
Hoping to get a real picture of how drivers treat passengers, 150 mystery riders will get in cabs around the city and evaluate drivers, according to Global News.
Another aspect of the plan will be "taking surveys from customers and streamlining their complaint system."
But will this really improve anything? Well, hopefully the random evaluations will weed out the worst of the city's taxi drivers, while also allowing the truly professional ones to stand out.
On the other hand, now that we're all talking about the taxi-driver-spies, drivers may be on their toes and act all nice and pleasant in fear of being reprimanded, which isn't a solution to an ongoing problem. Guess we'll have to wait and see.