No snacks on way home as taxis refuse to drive through

Blue and White taxi driver Jim Redman and other drivers will no longer be driving through fast food outlets in the region on weekend nights.
Blue and White taxi driver Jim Redman and other drivers will no longer be driving through fast food outlets in the region on weekend nights. Chris Chan

GLADSTONE night-owls wanting a feed after a night out may be disappointed, but those just wanting to get home will rejoice as Blue and White Taxis announces a restriction on fast food drive-throughs on weekend nights.

Chairman Allan Rowe said the company had successfully trialled the new initiative last weekend and announced it was here to stay.

"The point of this is to clear more people out of that main district quicker," he said.

"If you leave people to sit and wait, trouble starts."

Between 1 and 4am on Saturday and Sunday, Blue and White taxis will no longer take passengers through drive-throughs.

Mr Rowe said the company had at least 28 taxis available on the weekend and was encouraging people to multi-hire,  meaning sharing a taxi if heading in the same direction

"About over a third of our fleet now are maxi-taxis," Mr Rowe said.

"It helps a heck of a lot. We just ask that people share."

The initiative is a collaboration between Gladstone police and the council.

Topics:  blue and white taxis, gladstone night life, gladstone taxis, gladstone transport




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