| Latest Auckland News | Monday August 13 2012 17:50
An Auckland taxi driver has been fined for refusing a fare because the journey was too short.
The New Zealand Transport Agency had issued a $400 infringement notice, but the driver took the matter to court.
The court's slapped him with a $1,000 fine.
Two men had tried to hire a taxi in the mid-afternoon to take them from Federal Street in Auckland, to Karangahape Road, but the driver refused the fare, saying it was a four minute walk.
NZTA's Rick Barber has welcomed the court's decision today saying everyone should have confidence that they can hire a taxi to get to their destination safely, no matter the length of the journey.
Photo: NZ Herald