Published: March 07 2023
Summary: The number of attacks on taxi drivers for Budapest's main taxi company, Főtaxi, has significantly increased this year. Whilst only one such attack was recorded in January last year, 6 crimes of this type have already taken place this year. These have included attempted robbery, physical attacks by other road users and increasingly, aggressiveness from passengers who refuse to pay their fare. Notably, contrary to popular belief, the frequency of such crimes has increased during daytime hours, indicating that taxis are not only at higher risk at night.
- The number of attacks on taxi drivers has risen, with 6 occurring in January compared to 1 in January 2020.
- Crimes have included attempted robbery, physical aggression from other road users, and aggression from non-paying passengers.
- Notably, the number of such crimes has increased during daylight hours.
- There has also been an increase in passengers not paying for their rides, with 121 non-payment incidents recorded in January.
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