According to authority administrator Charles Harvey, this has caused an interesting problem. In the last month, he has received about half a dozen complaints from taxi passengers who claimed drivers demanded larger tips. In a few cases, cab drivers went as far as locking the doors and holding passengers against their will until they gave them more money.
Before this recent streak of complaints, Harvey had only had one complaint of this nature since taking his position in May.
“Some drivers have said they feel forced to do whatever they have to do, to make money,” said Harvey.
Luckily, the passengers who were held against their will were not stuck in the cabs for long and sorted the conflict without any escalation. The authority is still investigating the complaints.