2013 Volume 89 Issue 1 Pages 18-22
Employers assume the obligation to manageing the mental and physical health of taxi drivers. Therefore, when a taxi driver causes an accident because of his poor physical condition, the employer may be liable to criminal, administrative, and civil responsibilities. Specifically, criminal liability includes fine punishment and penal servitude. Civil liability refers to compensation for damages. Administrative responsibility incorporates orders such as the suspension of vehicles. Such cases may erode social trust and result in economic losses. In recent years, cooperation between the Department of Transportation and the Labour Standards Office has been strengthened. Moreover, as public awareness of traffic fatalities and injuries from accidents increases, in which the liability of employers is strictly investigated may increase. The common opinion is that employers should ensure appropriate health management of taxi drivers to prevent traffic accidents.