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New mobility law means old Isla Mujeres taxis no longer permitted

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — A delegate with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport for Isla Mujeres says that when the new mobility law comes into force, the old-model taxis lacking safety air bags will not be permitted to operate.

Isis Morales Melendez of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, explained that once the state’s new mobility law comes into play, vehicles without air bags for public service such as taxis, will no longer be permitted, something that could create issues for taxi drivers.

The official acknowledged that many of the compact vehicles operating as taxis are purchased in an austere version, which is often the most economical, but as a consequence, some models are without the safety air bags, which is now a mandatory requirement in the state’s new mobility law.

The new law also prohibits the use of vehicles more than five years old and that economic versions of popular models such as Atos, March, Tsuro, Matiz will not be allowed.

The state is in the process of creating offices and structure for the new Mobility Institute. Once that is complete, the new laws for the state of Quintana Roo will come into effect.