Female Friendly Taxis in Mexico

7 Jul

Springwise – In Puebla, Mexico, the regional government had recruited and trained females drivers for female-friendly taxis back in 2009.  These taxis, bright pink Chevys, were only driven by women and did not stop for men. Some amenities to appeal to women included beauty kits, GPS and emergency panic buttons in the taxis. The taxi fleet was sparked by the idea that women have experienced harassment by male drivers in the past would welcome peaceful taxi rides.

Photo credit: AP

Have any women expats experienced this service or know if they still exist in Puebla or perhaps other cities in Mexico?


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