Environment and Transport Minister Leonore Gewessler wanted to use the new StVO reform to call for a fight against “parent taxis”. In concrete terms, municipalities can now impose driving bans in the vicinity of schools – at least at the start of school, so as not to endanger children walking.
The Viennese ÖVP boss Karl Mahrer does not like the motto of the law: “The statement by Federal Minister Gewessler, ‘the parents’ taxis should be declared war’ is pure populism and ideological small change at the expense of many parents and children, this was certainly not the sense and The purpose of the change in the law,” said the state party chairman of the Vienna People’s Party, Karl Mahrer Mahrer, on “Oe24”. And that despite the fact that the federal ÖVP had agreed to the change that was the coalition partner’s wish.
A modern transport policy is not about mutual incitement of the respective road users. One thing must always be in the foreground – “freedom of choice”. And Mahrer clarifies: “If, like Federal Minister Gewessler, a user group – in this case parents – is declared war, on the one hand freedom of choice is ended and the ban is placed above reason. And on the other hand, there is further tension between the individual road users, which cannot correspond to a modern and equal transport policy,” said the state party chairman of the Vienna People’s Party.