Growing number of taxi infractions filed in August


The Public Security Police Force (PSP) filed a total of 590 cases relating to taxi infractions, up from the 416 cases filed in July.
Of the total number of filed cases, 372 or 63.1 per cent were related to overcharging, and 156 or 26.4 per cent related to refusal to carry passengers.
PSP also prosecuted 6 cases for not following the queue to pick customers near the taxi queue line, with 56 other infractions.
The authorities also uncovered 32 illegal taxi operations, although none related to mobile taxi-hailing applications among the aforementioned cases.
The local police authority stressed that it would continue to combat taxi violations and unlicensed taxi services in the city.