Taxi drivers

State taxi drivers must now register with Imoveqroo

Riviera Maya, QR – More than 17,000 taxi drivers across the state must now register with the Instituto de Movilidad del Estado de Quintana Roo (Imoveqroo) to work. The decision was put into effect Thursday, with the state agency announcing that all taxi drivers must register with the Mobility Institute.

Specifically, all taxi drivers in Quintana Roo must register with the National Registry of Taxi Operators of the Quintana Roo State Mobility Institute (Imoveqroo). The registration process was put in place to help prevent the infiltration of crime.

The appeal, published in the Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF), says that every two months, taxi driver unions must report any changes in rank, including dismissals, so that the register is kept up to date.

The taxi driver register will also be used to determine concessions. The document details that the registry will also work to verify the seniority of taxi operators, providing evidence that allows them to exercise the concessionaire’s right of preference, however, the primary focus of the registry is crime and security.

Information from the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), obtained through Transparency, indicates that in the past two years, 471 taxi drivers have been implicated in high-impact crimes, including executions , assaults, drug trafficking and rape.

In another 221 cases, the prime suspect in foul play was a taxi driver, but since his personal details were not available or he was not registered with his union, authorities were unable to find the suspect.

According to the dispute secretariat of the Cancún Andrés Quintana Roo Taxi Drivers’ Union, at least 5% of the 17,000 taxi drivers in circulation are not registered with either a union or the Institute.

The head of Imoveqroo, Jorge Pérez Pérez, pointed out that the absence of a national register of taxi drivers has made it difficult to fight against crime that has infiltrated the public transport service.