Too many taxi-drivers, non-regulated prices, and a traffic ban in the historical centre are the main problems of Bratislava's taxi-drivers, the chairman of the Bratislava Taxi Guild (CTB), Milan Velčický, told the news wire SITA.
"Currently, there are about two thousand taxi-drivers in Bratislava, which is far too many for this kind of city, it is literally a fight for each customer, said Velčický.
"We want to reach a situation in which not everyone with a trade license and a clean criminal record can become a taxi-driver," he added.
According to him, new taxi-drivers who do not know the city and do not have the experience often damage the name of the profession.
He suggested that setting a bottom tariff level would reduce the number of taxi-drivers in the capital.
Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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23. Apr 2004 at 10:17