US issues security alert for our citizens first Clashes in Cancun, Quintana Roo between Taxi drivers and drivers for apps like Uber and Cabify In which those users have been directly affected, who have been brought down from the units.
The diplomatic representation asked its compatriots to be vigilant about places in Mexico where platforms of this type operate and Avoid getting involved in disputes Like the happenings with the taxi drivers union in Cancun.
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“In light of the recent incidents involving taxi drivers and Uber drivers in Quintana Roo, US citizens are reminded of the guidance provided on Travel.State.gov, specifically regarding the use of app-based transportation services in Mexico. , stating: App-based car services such as Uber and Cabify are available in many Mexican cities and generally provide a more secure alternative to taxis.
Embassy admitted that Disputes led to attacks on passengers As has been the case with some North American tourists.
“However, official complaints are made against Uber and other drivers, and past disputes between these services and local taxi unions have sometimes turned violent, resulting in injuries to US citizens in some cases.”
The union of taxi drivers in Quintana Roo has maintained for several months Conflicts with the drivers of these applications whom They avoid getting tickets at the airport and get stopped on the streets For units, forcing users to travel in licensed vehicles.
This Sunday, state officials arrested Three taxi drivers who injured an Uber driver And after loading some passengers, they rammed his vehicle.
Although a judge last week authorized the operation of these platforms in cities such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, taxi drivers accused Uber and Cabizz of illegal and unfair competition.