Mexican state to crack down on taxi apps after 2nd killing
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of the central Mexico state of Puebla is calling for tougher standards for ride-hailing apps after the second killing of a woman involving such apps in less than a month.
Puebla Gov. Tony Gali wants the state legislature to enact stronger requirements for the apps. He hasn’t given specifics, but that may involve better vetting of drivers.
The state prosecutors’ office said Monday that a female university student was robbed and shot to death Sept. 30 by men riding in an Uber-registered vehicle with its driver. It didn’t appear the victim was using the app.
Earlier in September, police accused a driver for the Spain-based app Cabify of killing a young woman he was transporting.
Cabify has been suspended in Puebla, but so far Uber has not been.