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National Taxi Association » Serving the taxi trade since 1960

Many taxi firms will close down if women are allowed to drive their own cars,” said Sayed. Taxi operators here say they would lose 60 percent of their revenue and may even have to close shop if women are allowed to drive in the city. Saudi women have been pushing for the right to drive and many plan to get behind the wheel today to highlight their cause. Ali Sayed, an Egyptian taxi supervisor in Jeddah, told Arab News that his firm would likely lose 60 percent of its customers. “It is well known that many more women than men use our taxis. We depend on the revenue from women customers. Many taxi firms will close down if women are allowed to drive their own cars,” said Sayed. Many taxi drivers have contracts with women to pick them up at home and drop them off at work or university. They make more than SR1,000 at the end of the month from these contracts. Mukhtar Salem, a Y...

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