Cancun, Q. R. — Another roadway incident between Uber and Cancun taxi drivers was videoed Wednesday morning in the hotel zone. A public security camera captured two taxis blocking the passage of a red car at Kilometer 3 on Kukulcán Boulevard.
The red car was alleged to be an Uber driver. Pedestrians who saw what was happening stopped to try and lift the car from blocking the way, but were not successful.
In the 40 second video, several police officers are seen arriving around 11:00 a.m. to clear the way. They also proceeded to question the taxi driver who had parked sideways to block the road. While doing so, the taxi driver fled the scene with his driver’s door still open, almost clipping a female officer in his haste to get away.
At least four Cancun taxi drivers were involved in the latest attempted Uber attack. According to Cancun mayor Ana Patricia Peralta, investigations against the offending taxi drivers are not being done by the Quintana Roo State Mobility Institute (Imoveqroo), who heads the state’s mobility concessions, but by the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
State officials continue to work at adjusting the necessary mobility laws to issue permits to Uber drivers so they can legally provide their rideshare service. Until then, they are considered to be operating illegally in Quintana Roo.