A battle of words broke out when taxi driver  tried to prevent a Uber driver from picking up a client at the terminal Tracopa in San Jose, Monday night. (Photo Alejandra Herrera/ La Nacion)
A battle of words broke out when taxi driver tried to prevent a Uber driver from picking up a client at the terminal Tracopa in San Jose, Monday night. (Photo Alejandra Herrera/ La Nacion)

QCOSTARICA – Confrontations between taxi drivers and Uber drivers continue to make the headlines. The latest Monday night in the area of the Tracopa bus terminal in San Jose.

The sence was tense for a while, until police showed up. Photo Carlos Lacayo, Telenoticias
The sence was tense for a while, until police showed up. Photo Carlos Lacayo, Telenoticias

In this latest incident, a battle of words broke out between a Uber driver and a ‘red’  (legal) taxi driver, identified by his last name, Dijeres, when he tried to prevent the Uber driver from picking up a client getting off a Tracopa bus.

The exchange escalated from an arguement shouting, but no physical violence occurred.

The Uber driver, who preferred to remain anonymous, said he put out the call on the social media Whatsapp and in minutes some 40 fellow Uber drivers came to his aid, to deal with any possible confrontation with the taxi drivers.

Photo Carlos Lacayo, Telenoticias
The Uber driver, in the company of some 40 other Uber drivers, was finally allowed to pick up his fare. Photo Carlos Lacayo, Telenoticias

In the end, in the presence of the Fuerza Publica (police) and Policia de Transito (traffic police), the Uber driver was able to take on the fare and with a caravan of Uber drivers, dropped off the passenger in Curridabat.

Source: La Nacion; Teletica