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The pink taxi will make girls feel safer

Girls can feel unsafe – even in a taxi. Now there is a ”pink taxi”, where the driver is always a woman.
Kristianstad • Publicerad 17 augusti 2020
The pink taxi is easy to recognise.
The pink taxi is easy to recognise.Foto: Linn Jönsson

The taxi used to be grey, now it is bright pink.

– We have clients who have, for example, felt a hand on their upper leg if they have been sitting in the front seat. That ’s alarming, says Dennis Nilsson, who owns TaxiDennis.

His wife, Jessica Andersson, is one of the female drivers. She agrees with him.

– It’s very unfortunate that it should be necessary. But my female colleagues and I get to hear some really unpleasant stories of girls who don’t feel safe when they’re in a taxi. Especially if they are travelling alone.

Anyone can use the pink taxi.

There is a so-called girls’ taxi already, which Taxi Alliance has operated for a couple of years. To be able to use the ”girls’ taxi’”, at least one of four passengers must be female. And the taxi must be booked in advance.

Jesper Persson, chairman of Taxi Allians, finds it regrettable that a girls’ taxi should be necessary.

But he emphasises that it is safe to use a taxi – as long as you don’t make use of an unregistered one, of course.

– We supervise our drivers very carefully. All our passengers should feel safe with us. And we see that most of them do, he says.

Jessica Andersson is one of the female drivers.
Jessica Andersson is one of the female drivers.Foto: Linn Jönsson
Anyone can use the pink taxi, but the driver is  always a woman.
Anyone can use the pink taxi, but the driver is always a woman.Foto: Linn Jönsson
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