Multiple companies apply to the country to refuse taxi passengers due to mask refusal October 18, 19:15
To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, several taxi companies in Tokyo have applied to the country so that drivers can refuse to ride if users refuse to wear masks for no good reason, and the country is near. I found out that it is a policy to convey the examination results.
If approved, it has the potential to spread throughout the industry.
The Road Transport Law stipulates that taxis should not be refused unless the user is drunk or violent against the driver, and the user without a mask However, the reality is that you cannot refuse to board.
For this reason, 10 major taxi companies and individual taxis in Tokyo have applied for new measures to the Kanto Transport Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to prevent the spread of infection.
Depending on the company applying, there are cases where the driver feels uneasy, such as being drunk and boarding multiple passengers, sitting in the passenger seat and the back seat and talking loudly without wearing a mask. is.
The new measure is to change the company-specific rules, called Conditions of Carriage, so that if a user refuses to wear a mask for no good reason, the driver can refuse to board.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is reviewing the applied terms and conditions and will report the results soon.
If approved, it has the potential to spread to the taxi and bus industry.
The taxi company that applied for "It is not the content that refuses to board Muge"
This is Hinomaru Kotsu, a taxi company in Tokyo that applied for a change in the contract of carriage.
It owns 675 taxis and has 1650 drivers.
As a countermeasure against the infection of the new coronavirus, the company has installed transparent curtains and acrylic boards, and has decided to disinfect the table on which the fee is placed every time a passenger gets off, but a state of emergency was declared in May. Since the release, the driver has been complaining that "the user is speaking loudly without wearing a mask. I am worried about the infection" and "I am worried because my wife is pregnant". That is.
Last month, the company conducted a survey to check the video of the drive recorder to see how many users were not wearing masks.
As a result of checking for 3 days at each sales office, 81% of the 2843 users, or 2305, did not wear masks, and 19% did not.
At some sales offices, around 75% of people wore masks.
For this reason, the company applied to the Kanto Transport Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to change the rules set by each company, called the Conditions of Carriage, so that they can be required to wear masks.
Kazutaka Tomita, president of Hinomaru Transportation, said, "It's not about refusing customers to board. I always have a mask and hand it over if the customer isn't there, but I still don't wear a mask. In the case of customers, if there are times when they refuse, that is the content. "
Call for wearing masks on other means of transportation
The "Regular Aviation Association" created by domestic airlines has made it known that in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, it is required to wear a mask at the airport and on board unless there is a reason why it is difficult to wear it. I am.
In response to this, airline companies have decided to take proper measures, including refusing boarding, if they do not accept wearing masks without explaining the reason.
In addition, the "Railway Liaison Committee" created by railway companies also calls for people to wear masks and refrain from talking in the train.