Published: 2018-09-25 14:47
Last Updated: 2021-02-27 06:53
A group of unidentified people beat up and stabbed a driver who works for one of the ride-hailing apps in the Kingdom, a security source has said.
The culprits left the driver to bleed on the ground and stole his vehicle, which they used to flee the crime scene in Zarqa.
It is suspected that the offenders were taxi drivers.
This only goes to show that the feud between taxi drivers and ride-hailing drivers in Jordan is growing to a worrying extreme.
Last year, hundreds of taxi drivers staged protests throughout the year to voice their disapproval of the use of ride-hailing apps in the country, claiming that they have caused them to lose at least 80% of their business.
This week, a video emerged on social media of a group of taxi drivers violently threatening ride-hailing drivers in Zarqa.
Fearing for their lives, the ride-hailing drivers abandoned their cars and fled for their lives.
Taxi drivers would not feel insecure if the majority of them provided a similar service to the one given by ride-hailing firms.
It just so happens that every time the above point is debated on Jordanian social media, internet users agree that they would much rather use ride-hailing apps, or that they never use yellow taxis because of the drivers’ poor customer service.