How Playa del Carmen keeps cab-riders safe

Playa del Carmen takes the safety of its visitors seriously, and one way it does this is by using QR codes in its taxi fleet. The decals in the Lazaro Cardenas del Rio Union were installed by the government of Solidaridad and the Secretary of Tourism.

How Playa del Carmen keeps cab-riders safe
Playa del Carmen has safe taxis for visitors. Credit: Novedades de Q.Roo

Playa del Carmen works for the safety of tourists by implementing measures such as QR codes in cabs. The government of Solidaridad and the Secretary of Tourism placed the decals on the units of the Lazaro Cardenas del Rio Union.

By scanning the QR code, you can see the services of the Tourist Assistance and Protection Center (CAPTA). "This event for us is transcendental because we are witnesses of the apogee in which Solidaridad is living today, this has allowed us to be the number one tourist leader in Quintana Roo because during Easter Week we had more than 546 thousand tourists and in summer we had 1,400 thousand who visited this municipality, this means that we are doing our job well and as a team," said President Lili Campos during the commemoration of Tourism Day, as reported by Sipse.

Mauricio Pasos, representative of the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río Union, Luis Herrera, acknowledged the importance of the transportation sector is taken into account through the tourist guide, "we know it is an important step to be part of it. We will continue working to provide a service to Solidarenses and tourists betting on technological tools such as our taritaxi application," he said.

Recently Uber operators in Cancun sent a letter to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) denouncing the threats they receive from cab drivers of the "Andres Quintana Roo" union, who use firearms to intimidate them (Cancun: Uber alerts AMLO that receives threats from cab drivers).

Agueda Esperilla Soto, representative of the platform's partners said that Carlos Conde, a member of the union uploads to social networks "Uber units with license plate numbers that he shares with cab drivers to follow his orders," said Uber partners at a press conference, as reported by NotiCaribe.