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Wise words from taxi drivers

We often learn the most important lessons from unlikely sources. I have always found taxis to be a goldmine for nuggets of wisdom and UAE cabbies are no different.

Saudi women seek help in driving campaign

A coalition of Saudi activists is urging the West's top women diplomats to publicly support a campaign by women in Saudi Arabia to win the right to drive.

Dubai Taxi to recruit lady cabbies

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is braced for recruiting lady cabdrivers to run its Ladies & Families Taxi Service.

RTA proposes temporary one-year licence for drivers under 21

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced in a statement that it has submitted a proposal to implement a temporary one-year driving licence for drivers under the age of 21. The statement was issued to reveal findings of a study carried out by the RTA on traffic safety and the extent of drivers’ compliance with road safety legislations.

Taxi drivers say their lives are on the line

Taxi drivers stripped off their neckties yesterday before forming a protest procession against unsafe working conditions, after the murder of a colleague. "We don't want to wear these neckties," said Kazi Mohammed, a Bangladeshi driver for National Taxi.

Public transport still not 
the first choice for youth

Though 25 pc of the public transport users in the UAE are within the age group of 18 to 25, majority of youngsters continue to opt for cars as their primary mode of transport. According to a recent survey, 66 per cent of new car buyers in the UAE falls in the age group of 18-29 years, 61 per cent of which are first time buyers.

Taxi driver mugged, robbed, court told

Five men mugged a taxi driver for his wallet, personal documents and mobile phone, a Dubai court heard this morning. According to Criminal Court of First Instance records, JK and FK, both 26; KK and MA, both 22; and FM, 19, all Pakistanis, admitted to charges of assault and theft during prosecution investigations.

It's a fare guess on many Sharjah taxis

Drivers don't tell passengers about Dubai crossover charge at the outset. Residents continue to voice reservations about the taxi service in Sharjah with many taxi drivers not informing passengers in advance of the Dh20 charge that applies to inter-emirate trips to Dubai and back.

Dubai Airports, Dubai Taxi sign service exchange agreement

The Dubai Airports and the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), have signed Service Exchange Agreement aimed at improving the quality of service delivered by DTC to passengers arriving and departing from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the Dubai International Airport.

Traffic & Roads Agency holds open house with parking attendants

In a clear testimony of the active communication with all employees in different job grades, engineer Maitha Mohammed bin Udai, CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), held a frank & friendly meeting with the parking attendants.