To allow the blind to know the exact amount of the fare, the Constitutional Court has ruled that 10% of the country’s taxi fleet should have audible meters.

The magistrates of the Sala Constitucional ordered the Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP) – public transport department – to incorporate the mandate in “the shortest time” possible.

The change would mean at some 1.300 of the 13.000 taxi fleet should have the special “maria” (taxi meter in Spanish).

Ruben Vargas, head of the Unión de Taxis (taxi union) supported the Court decision, saying it defends the rights of users and added that ideally all taxis should have the audible meters.

No word from the CTP.

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