On January 1, 2021, at the end of the afternoon, two Hong Kong business tourists are picked up by a taxi at Charles De Gaulle airport in Roissy for a ride to their hotel, located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. . According to the regulated tariff in force, the invoice should have amounted to 53 euros but instead, the driver claims 230 euros from his two passengers.
The two tourists, aware of being ripped off but intimidated, paid the requested sum. A few days later, they published a virulent comment on the facebook page of the association “New Paris taxis” which relayed the affair.
“The new Parisian taxis”, association created in 2014 for “restore the image of the profession“was able to identify the touted taxi and assures us that it is indeed a real taxi and that it is a regular at these scams. She intends to file a complaint against him for damage to the image of the profession. “Enough of these thugs“, annoys Jean Barreira, president of the” New Parisian taxis “, aware that”minority of drivers ruins the efforts of an entire profession to improve its quality of service“. “The problem is, the government is doing nothing to end the anarchy in Paris.“, regrets Jean Barreira.