*

News in English 03.04.2007 kl. 13:30

Pirate taxis cruise streets

A shortage of registered taxis has created a growing demand for unregistered 'pirate' taxis

Citygoers can soon expect to pay more for a taxi ride. Starting 1 June, the price for hailing a cab on the street will increase to DKK 40 from DKK 19. Ringing for a cab will also cost more with prices increasing to DKK 50 compared to DKK 32.

The price increases are intended to make it more attractive for registered taxi drivers to work weekend shifts, according Jørgen Kjær, head of taxi drivers' association for the Greater Copenhagen area.

Kjær explained that the shortage of registered taxis made it attractive for pirate taxis to pick up the slack.

'We continually get reports from drivers about pirate taxis,' Kjær told national broadcaster DR. 'They have become more widespread and we're concerned about that because they don't pay taxes and it's dangerous for customers.'

About 150 to 200 pirate taxis are estimated to roam Copenhagen's streets during a typical weekend night. They charge about DKK 100 for a ride within the city limits.

Følg
Jyllands-Posten
SE OGSÅ
World's most balanced, satisfied nation
Denmark the best country for work-life balance and overall life satisfaction Want to knock off early from work to attend little Søren’s football game? Looking to be a successful career woman while also raising small children? Yearning for an overall...
Gay skin care celebrity marries just in time
Ole Henriksen marries long-term partner in Californian ceremony Ole Henriksen, the well-known Danish skin care specialist, married his partner of 24 years, Laurence Roberts, on Tuesday in the US state of California. Henriksen - who from humble beginnings in the...
Scandia CEO could face embezzlement charges
Insolvency administrator discovers the bankrupt company broke ethical guidelines by using its clients' deposits to run the business Scandia Housing CEO Peter Højer may face up to eight years of jail time for financial misconduct prior to the property management...
45 Danish soldiers on way to Sudan
Denmark will send 45 soldiers to Sudan to participate in a UN peacekeeping force. Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller hails the peace agreement between Khartoum and the rebels as a groundbreaking contribution for peace in Sudan.
Annonce
Annonce
forsiden lige nu

USA afviser Danmark i Thule-strid

Striden er et spørgsmål om jura, ikke politik, fastslår USA’s ambassade.

Cordsen & Co: Alternativet bliver kørt over af en damptromle

Partiet er blevet stemmeberettiget, men hverken Christine Cordsen eller Jesper Termansen tror på, at det kommer i Folketinget.

Nye bundrekorder for boliglån

Hos Realkredit Danmark er alle typer flekslån endt på historisk lavt niveau efter fem dages auktioner.

Politiet kræver tredje mand fængslet efter attentater

En ung mand er anholdt og sigtet for at have medvirket til de to attentater i København 14. og 15. februar.

Mens Europa kiggede væk, begyndte en ny flygtningestrøm

Smuglermyte hævdes bag ny bølge af asylansøgninger, der rammer Østrig og Tyskland fra en overraskende - og nær - kant.

Den norske hovedpine ender på kronprinsens bord

Nordmænd, der tegner Muhammed, fortjener at dø, sagde kontroversiel mullah, som ikke fortryder.
Annonce
Annonce
Søg i vejviseren
Annonce