Coburg’s cab drivers could hook the tinderboxes. Since the mabnahmen were imposed, which are supposed to prevent the corona virus from spreading, hardly anyone gets in anymore. But the cab drivers don’t want to simply stop driving and wait for things to get back to normal. "We have joined forces and want to ensure that a cab is available 24 hours a day," confirms michael hollein, says michael hollein on behalf of his colleagues.
Duty goods lifted
In fact, there is such a thing as a provision obligation. This means that the companies are committed to ensuring a seamless supply. But the city of coburg does not insist on this obligation. "We have been offered to waive it", confirms michael hollein. But that was out of the question for him and a large number of his colleagues. "We have joined forces and take turns on the night shift, for example, explains michael hollein. That is, only one company keeps a cab ready. Everyone else is switching their phones to this company. In fact, one vehicle is enough so far. "It goes over all kinds of trips, they have decreased by 90 percent", says mehmet yilmaz. He has therefore deregistered several vehicles with his company’s insurance company. A special regulation for the industry. The vehicles are not registered with the registration office, but only with the insurance company for the time when they are not being used. A chance to achieve at least a small saving on the cost side.
Theater, cinema, pubs, restaurants – all closed. Anything that required cabs to get there and back is just falling away. Even transportation for health care is hardly in demand. Cabs are called – and paid for by health insurance – when patients need to go to surgery, dialysis, chemotherapy. But also in this area many things have been postponed to keep hospital beds free in case the pandemic suddenly spreads. Since vacations are not possible, no one wants to book a transfer to the airport.