Nationalist MP Adrian Delia took to social media to share what seems to be a circulating WhatsApp chat wherein an individual is being offered a fake taxi license.
The recipient of the message states that their ‘service’ offers ‘tag service without stress for Maltese drivers in taxi and bus for Malta Public Transport.’
They then go on to ask which category vehicle the person would like, whether it’s PTV or LPTV. After the person responds with LPTV, the recipient responds with:
‘It will cost you €500 for the complete process of your driving license tag without any test or practicals’, effectively skipping over the very important and only legal way to gain a taxi license in Malta.
‘The information that I have indicates that these are falsified tags’, wrote Delia. ‘If these drivers are commuting around our roads with said tags, they are doing so illegally.’
Delia pointed out that this creates a massive danger for Maltese roads, and urged Transport Malta to reveal whether any action has been taken against this abuse.