Taxi drivers

Mandatory uniform for Saudi taxi drivers goes into effect

The Saudi Transport Authority’s decision to make uniforms compulsory for male and female taxi drivers came into effect on Tuesday, July 12, according to the Saudi Gazette.

The Transport General Authority’s (TGA) decision to make uniforms compulsory applies to both male and female taxi drivers.

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The TGA has clarified that the drivers who will be required to wear the designated uniforms are public taxi drivers; airport taxi drivers; family taxi drivers; passenger transport application drivers; and private taxi drivers.

The TGA said the requirement for drivers to wear the uniform is intended to standardize and improve their overall appearance in accordance with rules of public decorum, as well as to increase the quality of services and improve the customer experience.

Fines

Taxi drivers who violate uniform regulations will be fined.

If passengers notice that the taxi driver or the driver of the passenger transport applications does not comply with the uniform regulations, they can lodge a complaint by contacting the unified telephone number 19929.

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