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Big fine: the 25-year-old taxapirat punished hard

'They are now in the queue as the number ... six.

When nytårskrudtet is burned, the cake is eaten and the last sjus no longer warms in the stomach, is computerstemmen at the local taxacentral one of the last, you want to get in the tube.

Just new year's eve is, however, difficult to avoid, if bus or train is not an option. The demand for taxis here is huge, and it opens a market for pirattaxaerne: An illegal alternative to the standard taxi, which, according to the South Jutland Police can be extremely risky for the drivers.

It had a 25-year-old piratchauffør from Esbjerg to learn the hard way, when he new year's eve was stopped by police in his private car. With him he had three passengers, who paid for the trip. He confessed to the offence, but the situation is now ended up costing him a fine of 35,000 dollars.

It writes the South Jutland Police in a press release, which Bilmagasinet have described.

The sizeable fine is a result of the new taxalov, which entered into force on 1. January 2018. Previous cost, according to TV2Nord just 4000 dollars to be taken to run pirattaxa.

In the south and South - south Jutland police district, it is relatively rare that the police get the reviews on the pirattaxa-drive or have the luck to catch the pirates. Last year, the police just four reviews, one of which led to a charge.

It does not stop vicepolitiinspektør Chr. Proceedings of the from a warning to both drivers and customers:

- As pirattaxa-driver, you risk getting a big fine. As a passenger you are with to keep time in an illegal industry, which, in contrast to the authorized taxis for example, do not charge tax, does not have permissions, insurance policies with more in order, just as the vehicle is typically not approved for taxi, says Chr. Østergaard in a press release and adds:

And you run the risk of in addition to be scammed for large amounts, for example, that you get extorted of your credit card and afluret your pin.

Cases of tricktyveri and threats under pirattaxa-tours are popping regularly in the media. Back in January wrote TV2 east Jutland, for example, about a young man who had lost 'some thousands of crowns' after running with a pirattaxa. And in november, Vejle Amts Folkeblad tell about a man who had been cheated 25.000.

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