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Close to 300 complaints lodged over taxis not accepting card payments




The Traffic Inspectorate has received over 290 complaints about taxis not accepting card payments or not having card machines, reports Breaking News.

The complaints, which were made public under the Freedom of Information Act, were filed within the past seven months.

Since last September all taxis in Ireland have been required to accept credit and debit card payments as well as cash, reports Breaking News.

The Traffic Inspectorate has issued 79 fines following roadside checks for violations of the use of cashless payment methods.

Jim Waldron of the National Taxi and Private Hire Association said it takes time for drivers to get used to the cashless payment system.

Mr Waldron told Newstalk: “I’m not surprised, I think it is taking a little bit of time for the transition to happen and for drivers to adapt and equip themselves with cashless payment systems. They should have been doing it since last September but I think they’re all getting in line now,” reports Breaking News.

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