Friday, January 14, 2005


Prague's mayor goes undercover to expose rip-off cabs (taxis)

BBC NEWS | Europe | Prague cab takes mayor for a ride: "
Prague's mayor has had the chance to see for himself whether the many accounts of city taxi drivers ripping off unsuspecting tourists are true.

Posing as an Italian visitor, in a fake moustache and sunglasses, Pavel Bem hailed a taxi for a short ride - and was promptly overcharged by some 500%.

Mr Bem said he was shocked by the extent of the problem and has vowed to step up controls on taxi drivers. "

How many mayors are ready to take such risks?

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