This was one of the agreements made in the first meeting of the ‘Plan Municipal contra el Intrusismo en el Taxi’ which was attended by council technicians, local police and the Guardia Civil’s traffic patrols.
The Junta’s Ley 17/2014 which was passed on December 23rd modified the existing urban transport regulations to allow the immobilisation of ‘pirate’ taxis until a fine - up to 2,760 euros - is paid.
“This will be one of a number of preventative measures we are going to apply,” said Miguel Díaz who is Marbella’s Head of the Traffic department.
Others include an information campaign directed at visitors and a call-out requesting the collaboration of tourist establishments such as hotels in helping to crack down on the town’s illegal taxis.
In the first seven days of July, seven vehicles were fined for acting as taxis without the necessary licences.
Sur in English 13.07.15