SKOPJE. Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Licensed taxi vehicles in Macedonia will have yellow tabs in order to be distinguished from the illegal one, officials announced on Thursday.
Macedonian Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi and Minister of Internal Affairs Oliver Spasovski held a meeting with representatives of the association of taxi drivers.
According to Bekteshi, the new Draft Law on Vehicles foresees that taxis in Macedonia will be labeled with sticky stickers for the level of pollution that it shows and the area where they can move.
The aim is to solve the situation on taxi transport by removing illegal taxi drivers and increasing the safety of citizens and traffic participants.
With the new bill, the adhesive put on the inside car glass when registering, which cost one euro, will be abolished.
"By failing to take appropriate measures in recent years, a situation has arisen in the country where illegal taxi drivers have more advantages than those with permits," Spasovski said.
"That was the reason why in most of the cities in Macedonia there was an increase in the number of illegal taxi drivers on account of the legal ones who pay all the contributions," Spasovski said.
Spasovski added that "together with the Association of taxi drivers we took measures for greater control in the part of the inspection investigation that can be done by the police."