Limiting commercial taxis by license plate (Initial penalties fined)

With the circular of the Ministry of Interior, the traffic exits of commercial taxis have been restricted in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir starting from 00.01 tonight.

According to the statement made by the ministry, a new circular regarding taxis was sent to the governorships of 81 provinces within the scope of corona virus measures.

It was pointed out that the most important feature of the coronavirus epidemic that affects the world is that it is transmitted very quickly by physical contact, airway and similar ways and the number of infected people is increasing rapidly.

In the circular, it was emphasized that the most effective way to prevent the spread of the virus is to reduce social mobility and human contact and to provide social isolation. It was pointed out in the circular, where the spread of the virus accelerated in cases where social isolation was not provided, and the number of cases and the need for treatment increased, which could cause serious deterioration in public health and public order at risk of losing citizens’ lives.

The measures taken in the circular, which indicated that it was decided to take the following additional measures to prevent the spread of the virus by increasing the effectiveness of the decisions taken in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the Scientific Committee, and to protect the public health and public order, are listed as follows:

“From Monday 30 March at 00.01, restrictions will be made according to the last digit of the license plate of the commercial taxis registered in the provinces of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. From the first day of Monday 30 March to 00.01 on Monday, March 30, 24.00 commercial taxis may be in traffic.

After the specified hour, commercial taxis with the last digit of the license plate will be able to traffic. This determined system will continue sequentially for the following days. In our provinces other than Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, the subject can be evaluated by the governors and applied if necessary, by making decisions within the scope specified. ”


On the other hand, commercial taxis, which is the last digit of the license plate tonight, went into traffic. Commercial taxi traffic policemen, who did not comply with this rule in Kızılay, whose last digit of the number plate was stopped, was stopped by traffic police.

After examining the documents, criminal proceedings were applied to the taxi driver. “There’s nothing to do, they’re right.” used the expression.

The taxi driver Barış Çankaya, who went to traffic under the circular, said that they would try to follow the rule.

Çankaya stated that they will return to their old days with the disappearance of the virus and said, “I can say that our work has been reduced by a fifth since the people do not go out. There is no one at night, we are closed. said.

With the circular of the Ministry of the Interior, commercial taxis have been restricted to traffic in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir from 00.01.


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