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French Government to Limit Car Services After Taxi Protest

The French government will limit mini-cab services after protests from taxi drivers, and will add more taxi licenses in Paris to satisfy residents of the nation’s capital who say they can never find a cab.

Mini-cabs, or car services provided by unmarked vehicles, will have to wait 15 minutes between receiving a reservation and picking up a client, and the ban on them being hailed on the street will be reinforced, Interior Minister Manuel Valls and Commerce Minister Sylvia Pinel said in a joint statement.