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Mijas taxi drivers promise to do their extra bit to help women feel safer at night

Taxi drivers (left) with the Foreigners Department team (1r & 2r).
Taxi drivers (left) with the Foreigners Department team (1r & 2r). / SUR
  • The drivers will now wait at the doors of properties until their passengers are fully inside

The Foreign Residents department of Mijas council has got behind a new initiative to help people get home more safely.

The scheme, which was the idea of Taxi Mijas, the taxi service in the municipality, is based on the driver promising to wait until their passenger is fully inside the property they are going to before they drive away. Rafael Martín, president of Taxi Mijas, said that the initiative was, "to guarantee the safety of users, because apart from providing a service or doing business, we are also here to help residents and visitors".

The extra service is called Taxi Mijas Cares for You, and is aimed especially at women travelling alone at night. It has been backed up with a folder in English and Spanish with useful telephone numbers. Councillor for Foreigners, Arancha López, explained that her department had helped prepare the texts and translation.