Cabby asked to remove sticker bearing name of porn website


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  • Monday, 09 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE (ANN): A cabby has been asked to remove from his taxi a sticker bearing the name of a pornographic website.

A photo sent to citizen journalism website Stomp on Thursday (Sept 5) shows the decal pasted on the boot of a Silvercab, which is operated by Premier Taxis.

The sticker shows the name of a website that produces videos of drivers and passengers engaged in sexual acts in taxis.

A spokesman from Premier Taxis told Stomp on Friday that the company has recalled the cab to remove the sticker and is investigating the incident.

The Straits Times has contacted Premier Taxis and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for comment.

Lawyers whom ST spoke to said there are no specific rules about the types of decals that people can paste on their vehicles.

"There is no provision that covers car decals except for what can be advertised on a taxi," said lawyer Gloria James-Civetta, head lawyer at Gloria James-Civetta & Co.

She added that the decal on the Silvercab could be considered an advertisement under the Road Traffic Act, which prohibits advertisements from being displayed in or outside public service vehicles like taxis without prior approval from an authority.

Lawyer Amarick Gill, director of Amarick Gill LLC, said he felt the decal on the taxi should not be cause for concern.

He said: "It isn't clear that the decal shows a porn website. There is nothing defamatory or obscene about it." – The Straits Times/Asia News Network


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