Jordan’s Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) has set a fixed night-time rate for taxis across the country, in light of repeated complaints that cabdrivers do not turn taxi meters on at night, Jordan Times has reported.

“Sometimes, cab drivers do not turn the meters on at night and take advantage of passengers by charging them fares higher than that of day hours, therefore, having a fixed night-time starting rate is good for them and for passengers,” said LTRC director general Jamil Mjahed.

The decision, which went into effect January 1, requires all taxis operating in governorates excluding Amman and Aqaba, which are not under the LTRC’s jurisdiction, to turn on meters during night-time hours and stick to the newly set tariff, he said.