Due to the raging virus, Covid19, the UAE announces that the maximum of auto passengers is three. According to this all families and taxi drivers should adhere to this novice law. It is true that one of the effective ways to combat the virus is applying physical distancing. Shedding the light on how passengers’ number, they should only be three if the third is a child. Furthermore, the seat which is next to the driver should remain empty. This is very important especially in the case of taxi drivers. Taxi-drivers are the most vulnerable employees to contract Covid19. This is due to the fact that they are exposed to a wide range of strangers.
Positive Increase in Passengers’ Number
In the past, Road Traffic Authority (RTA) announced that only two passengers are allowed in a taxi. However, RTA increased the number of passengers to three nowadays. Furthermore, there is one condition; the third person should be a child. Passengers should only stay on back seats of the car due to Covid19 precautions. Furthermore, all of the passengers, including the driver, should wear a facial mask.
The Case of Vans
Although the limited number of passengers is two, or three (a child) this number increases in vans. Vans do have a bigger space in comparison to other small-sized cars. Therefore, the maximum of passengers’ number increases to four. Definitely, these numbers remain as they are till further notice. The following illustrates the distribution of the passengers in the van. Since the van has two passengers’ row, each row can contain two passengers as maximum. This restriction of passengers’ numbers for maintaining physical distancing will not affect the cost at all. In conclusion, three passengers in a taxi if the third is a child and four for vans.