Up to 150 Abu Dhabi taxi drivers a month fired over signals
ABU DHABI // Up to 150 cabbies are fired each month for driving through red or amber lights, a manager at a taxi company says.
After rules came into force on January 1, scores of taxi drivers a month have lost their jobs, said the manager, who asked not to be identified.
The laws from TransAD, the taxi regulator, mean drivers for any of the six Abu Dhabi companies lose their permits if they enter a junction when the lights are not green.
“Once we receive a notice of the drivers’ violations we have to terminate their services,” the manager said.
Four of Bangladeshi driver Bitin Kumar’s colleagues have lost their jobs recently.
“They had crossed the yellow light and had to leave the country,” said Mr Kumar, 42. Read More