The municipal government of Vigo has taken a further step in the prevention of gender violence by forcing taxi drivers in the city to monitor the entry of women in the portals if they ask. The new rule will enter into force in the next few days after the municipal plenary approved its introduction into the current ordinance regulating the taxi sector, after having been agreed with the two associations representing more than 550 licensed professionals.
This measure, which will also work for all passengers who claim it, comes to reinforce the “anti-harassment rules” that already implemented at bus stops during the night routes, a pioneering regulation in Spain and is already operating in different cities. The “on-demand stop service” has already been used by an average of 70 women per month in the municipality of Pontevedra and has eight fixed users. The system works regardless of the location and provided that the requested stop is within the route of the urban line.
Defended the need to implement this pioneering regulation to adapt it to the new circumstances of the sector and, above all, improve urban mobility “in key to prevention against male violence“, and provide security to victims of abuse, whose statistics do not stop growing.
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