Q12. A regular passenger travels the same route by taxi very often. If he finds that the fare recorded by the taximeter on a particular trip is 1.5x higher than the fare he has paid regularly, can he refuse to pay for the fare exceeding the regular amount?
If for the distance covered the taximeter records a fare clearly higher than the legal fare chargeable under scale of fares for the hiring of taxis shall be as specified in Schedule 5 of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations (Cap. 374D), the hirer of the taxi shall not be obliged to pay to the driver more than the legal fare: see Regulation 49(4) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations (Cap. 374D).