Budapest taxi drivers protest new regulations, threaten blockade

By: Hungary Around the Clock
2012-05-29 09:31

Taxi drivers staged a protest parade at Heroes Square in Budapest on Monday, complaining that stricter technology requirements planned by the city will drive many of them out of business.


Some 150-200 drivers demanded fixed fares and a limit on the number of taxis in Budapest.


They suggested that the new technical requirements should be applied only to new entrants.


The head of a taxi union said in a statement to MTI that drivers would block traffic if the Budapest leadership does meet their demands



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