By Faisal Masudi and Shafaat Shabandari, Staff Reporters www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Taxi drivers may face fines for stopping in the middle of the road to pick up passengers but Dubai cabbies and commuters complain it is not possible to use always designated stops.
They said “Taxis Only” parking bays are few and far between.
Cabs stopping on the main road are a common sight but an official said the practice can invite fines — starting at Dh300 — for the driver.
Passengers regularly flag down cabs while standing on the edge of the road, with many taxis coming to a halt on the spot.
It sometimes causes traffic disruption and can be a safety risk as well, drivers admit.