LTFRB Driver's Academy: Taxi drivers should put family pictures on their dashboards to manage anger

Taxi drivers attend GMRC and anger management seminar


( Following the alarming number of reported abusive taxi drivers—like the one who attacked his passenger with a (thankfully dull) katana—the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on January 23 held a Driver’s Academy refresher course for public utility drivers to reduce the complaints and reduce road accidents. Subjects discussed in the seminar include personality development, proper hygiene, and anger management.


Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Director Rodolfo Jaucian said the good manners and right conduct and anger management seminar is regularly conducted by the LTFRB for free, but for the first time, the attendees were taxi drivers.  The LTFRB even suggested that taxi drivers put a family picture on their dashboards to help them manage their temper when driving as this may remind them of their loved ones waiting for them to come home safely.


A test is conducted a day after the seminar to determine whether the participants understood everything that was discussed. While others are quick to say that illegal drugs are the cause of these drivers’ crazy outbursts, GMA News reported that according to the taxi drivers, Metro Manila's traffic is really the main trigger because they don’t earn enough with the meter scheme when the traffic is bad—which is almost always the case.


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