The city of Warsaw and services have carried out 1,162 inspections of taxis and passenger transport since the beginning of the year. Irregularities were found in 412 cases. This concerns the lack of driving licenses, false driving licenses, and illegal employment – informed the capital city hall.
The authorities of Warsaw explained that the city, in cooperation with the police, Border Guard and Road Transport Inspection, carried out inspections of the legality of passenger car and taxi transport within the city from January to the end of September 2023. The carriers’ compliance with applicable legal standards during road transport was also checked.
During the inspection, it turned out that 57 drivers did not have a license and impersonated Warsaw taxis, 30 had a fake driving license and 45 did not have one at all. One driver was under the influence of drugs and 44 did not have medical or psychological examinations.
“In 36 cases, the passenger transport intermediary commissioned the transport of people to entrepreneurs who did not have the required TAXI license. In 131 cases, the provisions of local law were violated (in particular, taxi markings inconsistent with the resolution of the Warsaw City Council),” the city hall reported.
88 registration certificates were seized and one car was wanted. The Border Guard detained twenty-seven drivers.
“1 forged license extract was also found (as a result of further activities carried out by the Police, a computer and a telephone were discovered, which contained forged license extracts, TAXI driver IDs and KRK certificates),” the city hall reported.
Additionally, 5 taxi drivers charged a fee that was inconsistent with the price list.
During the road inspection, violations of the Road Transport Act were found amounting to over PLN 2.7 million. The one-off sum of fines cannot exceed PLN 12,000. zloty. Administrative penalties for violations of the provisions of the Road Transport Act are imposed by the Masovian Voivodeship Road Transport Inspector.
“After completing the course, each driver is obliged to issue a fiscal receipt from the cash register or send it via an application to the ordering party’s mobile device without undue delay. The carrier’s refusal to issue a receipt is a violation of the law and may constitute the basis for non-payment of the fare,” explained the town hall
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