Picked up rider at Broadmeadows Central near taxi stand about 4pm today. Not a cab in sight but a queue of shoppers with full trolleys waiting at the rank. My rider explained they all fled when a taxi directorate officer booked a driver for not having insurance. She also said they are all hiding around the corner. (not sure about that bit) What was interesting to me was the number of people still using cabs at shopping centers. Seems to me Rideshare companies are not marketing properly. Also why would they flee in those circumstances if they had nothing to hide ?