Once I learned that the red plate taxis have insurance covering passengers, I stopped using those with white license plates.
I was overjoyed when taxis starting using the checkerboard markings and their plastic yellow signs.
But this trip I noticed, and even got into a marked taxi which had a white plate. I asked the driver about this and got an argument that he WAS (present tense) a legitmate taxi.
Was I dupped? Is there no enforcement of what I thought was an aid to tourists by the government? Are the markings just a JUTA thing?