Mexico's pink taxis cater to fed-up females, By Catherine E. Shoichet, AP, October 19, 2009
The new fleet of 35 cabs in Mexico's colonial city of Puebla are driven exclusively by women and don't stop for men. The cabs cater especially to those tired of leering male drivers.
"Some of the woman who have been on board tell us how male taxi drivers cross the line and try to flirt with them and make inappropriate propositions," said taxi driver Aida Santos, who drives one of the compact, four-door taxis with a tracking device and an alarm button that notifies emergency services. "In the Pink Taxi they won't have that feeling of insecurity, and they feel more relaxed."
This follows the enthusiastic reception of women-only buses in Mexico City. See Mexico Lechery-Free Transportation Update for details.