Dozens of taxi drivers in Amsterdam turned out for a protest against paid ride sharing platform Uber. The drivers gathered at the NDSM-plein in Amsterdam on Wednesday, angered by the alternative taxi service's low rates and high volume of drivers which the demonstrators said was crushing their organized trade.
A 23-year-old Uber driver was acquitted on appeal for a traffic accident in which a 22-year-old cyclist was killed in Amsterdam-Oost. The Uber driver hit the young woman with his car on 31 March 2017, after overtaking a stationary city bus, RTL Nieuws reports.
A 31-year-old taxi driver from Amsterdam was sentenced to 3 years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, for dealing in drugs and firearms on the dark web. The sentence issued by the court of Rotterdam was one year shorter than what the Public Prosecutor demanded, Het Parool reports.
The court considered it proven that the man sold at least nine firearms, hundreds of ecstasy pills, over an ounce of cannabis and nearly 20 grams of cocaine on the dark web.
Taxi companies in Amsterdam are working with the municipality and the Amsterdam region's Discrimination Hotline to take measures to combat discrimination. This was prompted by an incident during Pride Amsterdam last year, when a taxi driver refused to give Pride ambassador Jennifer Hopelezz a ride. With Pride 2019 a month away, the taxi companies signed a declaration of intent for a discrimination-free taxi market, NOS reports.
An estimated 200 taxi drivers will be protesting on the Malieveld in The Hague on Tuesday afternoon against ride-hailing service Uber. Before the protest, two convoys of taxis will travel to The Hague from Amsterdam and Rotterdam at low speeds, not exceeding 60 kilometers per hour. The taxi drivers expect to start their protest in The Hague just after noon, the Telegraaf reports.
The police arrested a 26-year-old taxi driver in a parking garage on Amstelstraat in Amsterdam on Sunday morning. The man had a firearm in his possession, was under the influence of alcohol, and did not have a valid driver's license, Het Parool reports.
Patrolling police officers heard shouts coming from the parking garage at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday and went to check it out. When they saw the taxi driver standing there with a firearm on him, the man was immediately arrested. One of the cops was slightly injured in the arrest.
Hundreds of Amsterdam taxi drivers are trading Uber accounts online. As a result, it is often difficult to confirm the identity of your Uber driver, AT5 reports after infiltrating the social networks where the accounts are sold.
Six Amsterdam taxi drivers were arrested during the early hours of Sunday morning for driving under the influence of drugs. The police had a total of 55 taxi drivers take a drug test. The six arrested drivers were taken to a police station for a blood test, NOS reports.
The blood samples were sent to the Netherlands Forensic Institute to confirm whether the drivers were really under the influence of drugs. What drugs they are suspected of using, was not disclosed.
A taxi driver from Schiedam was assaulted by a passenger who refused to pay in Breda during the early hours of Monday morning. A 17-year-old boy from The Hague was arrested. He hit the taxi driver on the head with a firearm. A shot was also fired, but the bullet didn't hit anyone, Omroep Brabant reports.
A taxi crashed into a gas station in Zaandam on Sunday afternoon. A total of three people were injured, two people who were pumping gas and the taxi driver. According to the police, the taxi driver lost control of his vehicle for still unknown reasons.
The accident happened at a Texaco gas station on Julianaweg, which runs parallel to the A8 towards Amsterdam, according to AD. The three victims were taken to hospital, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper. He could not say anything about their condition.
Taxi drivers in the Netherlands are planning an attack on Uber's head office in Amsterdam. According to messages sent on Telegram group 'WegMetUber', taxi drivers plan to storm the Uber office with fire bombs, AD reports.
The newspaper came across the group chat on messaging service Telegram, which now has around 300 anonymous members. A recent call on the group states that the attack is planned at 4:00 p.m. on March 20th. "Everything and everyone is welcome. Bring your bricks, fireworks and molotovs with you!" the call reads.
The police arrested a 48-year-old scooter rider for assaulting a taxi driver in a road rage incident on Stadshouderskade in Amsterdam last week Monday. The taxi driver had to be hospitalized. The suspect confessed to the crime, the police said in a statement.
The Dutch police are almost certain that a body found in a German forest, just across the border from the Limburg town of Susteren, over the weekend is the Dutch driver of a taxi found abandoned on the A12 near Zevenhuizen on Sunday morning. The taxi driver is a young man in his early 20s, AD reports.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security - arrested a taxi driver at Schiphol airport on suspicion of attempted manslaughter. On Monday the taxi driver tried to hit a Haarlemmermeer parking inspector with his car, NOS reports.
A group of tourists had bad luck with an Amsterdam taxi driver on Wednesday night. The taxi driver charged them 485 euros for the 20 minute trip from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam-West and refused to let them out of the car when they wouldn't pa
A 40-year-old man from Eindhoven was arrested in his home city on Saturday for assaulting a taxi driver, the police said in a statement. He is in custody for questioning.
A taxi driver was arrested for fraud after he charged a customer 195 euros for short ride from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam on July 8th, the police said on Thursday.
A disturbed man that stabbed a taxi driver in The Hague on Sunday, did so shortly after leaving a police station. Security at the police station called the taxi to pick the man up and drop him off at a shelter, taxi central HTMC manager Ron Karsters said to AD.
On Sunday The Hague police shot a man suspected of involvement in a stabbing incident in the city earlier that day. Both the suspect and his victim, a 45-year-old taxi driver, were taken to the hospital.
One Enschede baby could not wait to come into the world on Wednesday morning. Not even the minute it would take mom to walk from the taxi into the hospital. The little bundle of joy was born next to a taxi, right in front of the MST hospital in Enschede
A 26 year old taxi driver was arrested on attempted manslaughter charges for intentionally running over his passenger.
A young runaway from Brussels ended up in Rotterdam on Sunday. A taxi driver saw him hitchhiking on Statenweg and decided to give the adventurous 8-year-old boy a lift to the police station
An Amsterdam taxi driver managed to leap from his moving vehicle after three men hijacked him during the early hours of Friday, February 19th. The police are looking for witnesses.