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Measures to conserve dwindling fuel stocks



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DEPARTMENT OF THE CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Aerial Taxi Co-operative is encouraging the multiple hiring of

taxis including hirings booked by telephone to conserve fuel during

the current petrol shortage.

Multiple hiring of taxis is permissable providing the first hirer

consents and the Department of the .Capital Territory appeals to taxi

users to co-operate with drivers. A lower fare applies during multiple

hiring and meters in"Canberra taxis show the correct fare at the lower

rate.

The Department also reminds motorists that car pooling in Canberra

is legal providing passengers contribute only to cover the actual

running cost of the trip involved. .

A spokesman for the Department advised motorists to moderate their

speed and acceleration to conserve dwindling fuel stocks.