Female taxi driver installs security cage around driver's seat to protect against 'begal'

Female taxi driver installs security cage around driver's seat to protect against 'begal'

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-11-18 18:00

Fearing begal (street robbers), a female taxi driver working for ride-hailing apps in Palembang, South Sumatra, has increased security measures to ensure her safety.  

As robberies are rampant in the area, Valery, 42, decided to install a cage around her driver’s seat, creating a boundary between her seat and passenger seats.

“App-based taxi drivers often fall victim to criminal activity, which is why I decided to install [the cage],” Valery said as quoted by kompas.com.

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