Friday, August 31, 2012

National Security in Saudi Arabia: ‘no-hailing a Taxi law.’

"... Taxi drivers will be banned from random passenger pickups at various locations, from airports and hospitals to shopping malls and offices, as well as transport stations, the Saudi-based Arab News reported on Thursday. 
That means passengers who require a cab will need to call the taxi office in advance and make a booking.
The ministry announced last month that taxis were barred from ‘cruising’ the streets to pick up potential customers, and drivers who violated the regulation were slapped with about $1,300 (5,000 Saudi riyals).
Other guidelines require Saudi taxi companies to be solely owned by Saudi nationals as per the Saudization of the sector, ..."

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