Sunday 20 June 2021

Violence in Mexico Boosts Demand for Women-Only Taxi Service

A week after a Cabify driver kidnapped and murdered a young student, the demand for Laudrive has increased by 60 percent. (Twitter)

Laudrive, a private taxi service created and operated by women in Mexico, has seen its demand increased by 60 percent in just one week after a young woman named Mara Castilla was murdered by a Cabify driver in the state of Puebla.

Currently, the service, which is exclusively for women, has 750 “laudys,” the term the company use for their certified drivers. Currently, the company can’t meet that high demand, according to Luis Fernando Montes de Oca, its founder and director. The company was founded to promote equality, Montes de Oca said, and people are responding positively.

- Advertisement -

Foto: Laudrive

“It all came about because we noticed a problem in the applications that were already on the market,” he said. “Few women dared to offer their service as drivers during night shifts because they felt unsafe or that they were taking a risk by offering their service at night.”

The application for the service has been available on the Android since March 1, and for Apple devices since July 1. The base rate is 10 pesos (US $0.50) and the charge per minute is 2.50 pesos (US $0.12), while the cost per kilometer is 3.50 pesos (US $0.17).

The platform offers a private transportation service similar to Uber and Cabify, but only for women around Mexico City. The company has plans to expand to four more states in the country by January.

- Advertisement -

Montes de Oca said they are already preparing for a second round of investments exceeding US $500,000 that will allow them to establish operations in the states of Puebla, Querétaro, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Sources: El Financiero, El Excelsior, via Panamapost.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Kamala Harris begins tour in Guatemala

Q24N - Arriving in the Guatemalan capital about two hours late,...

MOST READ

Immigration system failure affected passengers at the San Jose airport Monday

QCOSTARICA -  In yet another system-wide failure in the immigration check-out, passengers looking to leave Costa Rica Monday morning by way of the Juan...

Construction companies that paid alleged bribes would be disqualified for ten years

QCOSTARICA - If it is proven in a final judgment that they did pay bribes to Conavi officials, several companies could be disqualified from...

The Best Sports To Play On A Beach

Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world. The coastline is blessed with golden sand, beautiful palm trees, and perfect blue...

Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

Heavy downpours generated the first phreatic eruption of this year at the Turrialba volcano

QCOSTARICA - Several residents of La Pastora, La Central and Monte Calas, in the vicinity of the Turrialba volcano, heard a loud rumbling early...

Companies covered up defective asphalt

QCOSTARICA - The judicial file of the Cochinilla Case, on alleged corruption in road works, exposes how three companies would have covered up the...

Despite investigation, construction of road works by H. Solís will continue

QCOSTARICA - Five major road works under the responsibility of the H. Solís company will continue in development despite investigations for alleged corruption involving...

Central America is back in the news for the wrong reasons, Costa Rica is once again the exception

QCOSTARICA - Osta Rica has been the epicenter of regional diplomacy in recent days. The successive visits of the Secretary of State of the...

American woman found lifeless in hotel bathroom in Sabana

QCOSTARICA - A sad discovery occurred this Thursday morning in a hotel located in La Sabana, in San José, the lifeless body of a...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.