The City of Zagreb has introduced taxi stickers in the fight against illegal taxi carriers

first_imgIn the presence of representatives of the taxi company and Mayor Milan Bandić, special taxi stickers were presented yesterday in front of the City Administration building, which should facilitate the work of legal taxi drivers.With this move, as they point out from the City of Zagreb, passengers will be able to clearly see on the stickers who they are riding with and at what rate. “Considering that the supervisory services noticed numerous irregularities and illegal performance of autotaxi activities in the area of ​​Zagreb, we were looking for a simple solution in order to put an end to this.” said the executive director of Radio Taxi Zagreb, Jozo Kovačević.This way, a clear message is sent to illegal taxi carriers, which is absolutely fine, but also the message is indirectly, in our opinion, sent to Uber, against which spears are broken in Zagreb and Split. Uber recently reduced transportation prices by 25 percent in Zagreb, and expanded to Split. Dissatisfaction and various pressures with the arrival of Uber on our market, by other taxi carriers, have been going on since the first days.In addition to passengers, the stickers will facilitate the work of supervisory services, such as the municipal police, the Road Traffic Inspectorate and the Interior Ministry, it was pointed out at a press conference. “Irregularities are to the detriment of end users, citizens and many tourists, so we need to arrange the service and operate according to clear rules. These stickers will help passengers feel safe as soon as they sit in the vehicle” said Dubravko Mahović, head of the Department for Public City, Road and Taxi Traffic.The mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandić, said that the stickers will be on all city taxis by the end of November, and will be issued free of charge. An application has also been launched e-Taxi, which will allow a quick overview and search of the database. Also, the data will be in English to prevent fraud by foreigners, and inspectors and Communal stewards will be able to read the bar code from the stickers for quick verification of the correctness of the vehicle.It is absolutely necessary to regulate the market, but it is also necessary to ensure a free market for everyone, including Uber. We should let the market only regulate, ie fair play, and leave consumers the option of freedom of choice to decide for themselves what is better and better for them.last_img read more