Interesting defense from the taxi driver: “Ha clamp, belt!”

An inspection was carried out for taxi drivers in Fatih Aksaray by the Civil Traffic Teams Chief of Istanbul Police Department Traffic Inspection Branch. On Vatan Street, the civilian traffic police stopped in front of the application point and reported the taxi drivers who chose passengers and did not comply with the rules to the traffic teams waiting at the checkpoint. Traffic police stopped the reported taxi drivers at the checkpoint. During the inspections, 3 taxi drivers were penalized for not wearing seat belts, while one taxi driver was banned from traffic because it was determined that he had chosen a passenger.


İsmail Sezer, who was punished for not wearing a seat belt, said, “I get it at 8 in the morning, we can’t breathe until 12 in the evening anyway. Let’s say we are fasting, is it a logical thing like a prisoner in shackles? Which officer wears it, do you think it’s right? Oh, handcuffs in prison. I ate it, I stuck to it,” he said.


Taxi Driver Hamza Gurturk He said, “The passenger has just boarded, translations without the need for me to worry about it. Let there be inspections. Let them look elsewhere. Let them look at Taksim Square, let them look at Sirkeci. They are a bit more troublesome there. Let them turn on their taximeters, the bad guys drag us in. Unfortunately, our name is getting bad.” used the phrase.


Yahya Sezer, whose vehicle was banned from traffic because he chose a passenger and who was fined 1,339 lira, said:Two people came. He asked me about the fish restaurant. I told him that he was in Yenikapı. I did not choose a passenger. If I choose, I will not come here empty-handed. The shift is over. My due time. Why should I choose a passenger? I did not ask the passengers where you are going. Two people asked for addresses,” he said.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by

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