Riviera Maya, Q. R. — Less than 10 percent of Quintana Roo public transport drivers have attended the state’s sexual harassment prevention course. Imoveqroo director says drivers are reluctant to take the course.
The director of the Quintana Roo Mobility Institute (Imoveqroo), Rodrigo Alcázar, says that of approximate 30,000 public transport drivers in the state, only 8.3 percent have been trained against sexual harassment.
According to figures from Imoveqroo, 80 percent of women who use Quintana Roo public transport report experiencing some level of sexual harassment. In response, the state Mobility Institute began offering the sexual harassment prevention course, a course that has been received without enthusiasm.
“A large part of the remaining percentage of drivers are not interested in these training courses,” he said adding that only around 2,500 of the state’s public transport drivers have taken the course.
“We have many operators. We have not trained everyone. We have trained 2,500 out of a universe of approximately 30,000 operators,” Alcázar stressed. Alcázar did not specify if the course was mandatory or elective, but did say that it is geared toward all public drivers including taxi, combi, bus and mototaxi drivers.