“Taxi? Do you need a taxi? These few words are probably the first that every newcomer to Morocco has heard once they have left the airport. And they will accompany him throughout his stay, as soon as he approaches a monument or an important artery of the white city. Salamo 3alaykom al ikhwan, bghit ne3raf achno kikhas ila bghiti dir taxi sghir: o jami3 l ma3lomat 3la wach agreement katba3 ola katekra o bech7al o ga3 les informatios please. Thanks in advance Nearly 14,000 taxis in circulation in Casablanca, including 6,000 white. Driver`s license of more than 5 years, medical certificate and technical examination before obtaining a trusted driver`s license. Holder of the marketing authorization, owner of taxis, renter and intermediary: a whole range of players intervene in the circuit. Daily check-ups and quarterly technical visits are designed to protect customers. What is the difference between the taxi driver and a “normal” driver? Answer: A trusted driver`s licence is a prerequisite for driving a taxi. Before being eligible for this valuable document, the applicant must have a driver`s licence of at least five years; A way to block the road to young candidates. The rest of the application file contains mundane administrative documents, with the exception of the so-called medical fitness certificate issued by a public health physician that contains information about the candidate`s “visual ability.” An important clue that may surprise some: the certificate does not refer to the psychic abilities of the future taxi driver. The full file will be filed with the department of the wilaya. Twice a year, candidates who show up for a technical examination are summoned.
The candidate`s competencies are determined by a commission chaired by a wilaya agent, which includes, among others, a police officer. The tests are oral and focus on the knowledge of the city. The future taxi driver must do everything®t, starting with important addresses: hospitals, police stations, cemeteries, diplomatic representations, hotels, public administrations, airports, bus stations, etc. Questions are also asked about the routes to be covered, which must be the shortest and therefore the most advantageous for the customer. But also on the lines to be maintained (compared to the people transported) in case of unforeseen.