New Law in France: Limos Must Wait 15 Minutes Minimum Before Picking Up Rides

by Mike “Mish” Shedlock
MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis

Want to arrange a limo in France to take you to the airport or go on a private tour? Thanks to a new law in France, you have to wait a minimum of 15 minutes except at 4 or 5 star hotels.

The reason: taxis persuaded government that chauffeur driven limos are “unfair competition”.

Via translation from Les Echos, please consider Taxis against VTC: the conflict continues.

Note: “VTC” (Voiture de Tourisme avec Chauffeur) translates roughly as chauffeur driven touring car.

Starting January 1, limos must wait 15 minutes before they can pickup passenger. According the Minister of Crafts, Trade and Tourism and the Interior Minister, the delay helps distinguish the activity of VTCs from taxis.

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