Cancún Taxi Drivers Once Again Assault Uber Operators

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It was thought that these assaults would end after Uber announced in December 2023 the incorporation of Cancún taxi drivers into its platform.

A new assault by taxi drivers against Uber operators at the Cancún International Airport was made known on social media.

In the one-minute-long video, the faces of the aggressors are not captured, but the blows suffered by the car and the verbal attacks received by the driver of the digital platform are heard.

According to information provided by the victim, named Domingo, the assault occurred when he went to drop off some tourists at the Cancún International Airport.

A few meters ahead, a strong blow is heard on the rear part of the Uber car; when the camera turns, a broken window is noticed on its right side, while the driver inquires his aggressor who, in turn, insults him.

After the attack, the driver went to the State Attorney General’s Office to report the incident, which was recorded in the investigation file with folio FGE/QROO/BJ/05/9776/2024.

It was thought that these aggressions would end after Uber announced in December 2023 the incorporation of Cancún taxi drivers into its platform.

Nicolás Sánchez Sepúlveda, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Uber in Mexico, explained that this agreement was reached after months of negotiation and pilot tests, with great acceptance and interest in joining from the Cancún taxi union.

He explained that by incorporating the public service into its platform, taxis assumed the rules, rates, and safety benefits that characterize Uber, as they also must comply with the requirements of a clean criminal record and a certain limit on the age of the vehicles.

So far, state authorities have not taken a stance on the incident after there have been tours of the Cancún airport terminal in recent weeks to reinforce security and attention to tourists.

Source: El Economista