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Avoid cabs in downtown Prague that charge CZK 99 for one kilometer

In Cars, Economy, Prague, Travel on July 17, 2009 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , , , ,

A group of “prominent” (see the sarcasm?) Prague cab drivers engaged in a huge fight with the police because of a long-term dispute over spots where these cabs used to pick up tourists. TV Prima has the raw video:

The Municipality of the City of Prague has recently evicted the taxicab company from its spots on the Old Town Square. Here:

One of the reasons what the the company repeatedly violated a city regulation that stipulated maximum prices for one kilometer. The cabs departing from the Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti) might charge CZK 99 – so make sure you avoid them and hail a regular one! According to the iDNES.cz news server these cabbies have previously been fined for excessive price escalations and many of them failed to pay.

On the other hand, the cabbies claim the city had no right to replace the cab spots with handicapped spots due to a temporary injunction and due to some yet-unresolved contracts thanks to which the company claims to still have the right to use the spots.

Be it as it may, you just DON’T fight with a cop. What the cab drivers did there only adds to their negative image. Prague cabs’ reputation all over the world is really bad. They even ripped off the Mayor in disguise!

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