Roquetas backs its cabbies

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Roquetas backs its cabbies
AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Roquetas taxi-drivers with Gabriel Amat and councillor Rocio Sanchez Photo credit: Roquetas town hall

TAXI-DRIVERS, Roquetas town hall and the Policia Local have joined forces to eliminate illegal transport from the municipality.

Their awareness campaign – Mejor en taxi (Better by taxi) – reminding the public of the dangers involved in using the services of unlicensed drivers, has been prompted by the increase in “pirate” cabs in the town.

As well pointing out that a cheap ride could be expensive in the event of an accident, the campaign also sends out a clear message to the illegal drivers who face hefty fines and confiscation of their vehicles.

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Roquetas mayor Gabriel Amat emphasised the importance of the Mejor en Taxi initiative:  “Taxi-drivers have been hit hard by the present situation,” he said.

“But they also reflect our municipality and projecting a good image to visitors is fundamental,” Amat added.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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