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State Mobility Regulations published in DOF

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The new regulations and conditions for the operation of transport units through digital platforms has officially been published in the DOF. The new regulations set the guide for rideshare companies as well as mototaxis and food delivery services.

The new Quintana Roo Mobility Regulations were published in the Official Gazette of the Federation Friday.

According to Article 139 of the Mobility Regulation, units such as those used by Uber must have fixed GPS type geolocation equipment, physical or digital panic buttons and video cameras and voice recording to guarantee safety for both the user and the driver.

It was also established that those who provide the private transport service contracted through technological or digital platforms such as Uber, Rappi or Didi, “must prove that they have the corresponding training in terms of action and security protocols, especially in terms of gender equality, as well as with respect to the prevention and eradication of sexual harassment and all forms of gender violence,” prior to obtaining state operating permits.

Drivers found registered in the Public Registry of Sexual Aggressors of the State of Quintana Roo will be denied permits.

The regulation establishes that motorcycle taxis may only provide the service on tertiary or local roads, and in exceptional cases, may circulate on secondary roads.

Delivery companies such as Uber Eats or Didi Food will not be able to carry passengers. In both cases, helmets are mandatory.