State Duma deputies proposed to oblige taxi drivers to know the city streets
The State Duma deputies have proposed to discuss the possible introduction of additional requirements for taxi drivers: to know the all the streets of the capital and have the additional driving licenses for professional categories.This was announced by the deputy of the lower house of parliament Oleg Nilov.
"Professional training is an important issue for passenger safety. In Soviet times, the holder of such license could not work only in a taxi, but as a bus driver as well. It had to be a first-rate specialist and a first-rate driver's license. Such category of professional training has differed from the training of an ordinary driver. And I think it should be a professional category of the license, obtained only on the territory of Russian Federation, and, of course, confirmed by accident-free work experience. I believe that such mandatory requirements should be introduced in legislation", - stated he.
In his opinion the issue of introduction of additional requirements should be discussed. "The driver is obliged to know the streets of the city, where he works, know the language as well," - said the deputy.