Report: BKK takes over supervision of taxi drivers

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Since the Hungarian government approved a decree coming into August 7 requiring all drivers to be licensed, officials of the  Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) have taken action in 118 instances of 289 audits of taxis, Hungarian economy daily Világgazdaság reported yesterday.

The BKK officials found that a number of drivers operating under the aegis of ride-sharing company Uber were unable to produce a taxi licence or their vehicles failed to meet requirements, the paper said. Unlicenced taxi drivers may be fined up to HUF 600,000 and their vehicles banned.

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