Cozumel, Q.R. — A group of motorcycle taxi drivers from the island of Cozumel are demanding they be included in the state’s mobility law. The group say they cannot get permits to operate, which means they either do not work, or they work illegally.
Rosa María Araujo, the General Secretary of the COR80 Motorcycle Taxi Union, pointed out that by being excluded from the law, they are being discriminated against and their human rights are being violated. She said the island moto-drivers are also harassed by Imoveqroo authorities.
The group of Cozumel mototaxi drivers demonstrated before the Congress of Quintana Roo to pressure them for the delivery of permits.
They were eventually met by Deputy Maritza Basurto who reported the serious issue made by leaving the motorcycle taxi service out of the mobility law. The President of the Mobility Commission of the XVII Legislature, José María Chacón, also met with the group to set up a work meeting.
Mototaxi drivers have been operating on the island for more than two years, however, they were excluded from the recently updated mobility law (Imoveqroo). The group of unionized drivers say they are approximately 110 members, making it an urgent matter for legislators to analyze and reform the law that allows them to work legally.