Surge in rental cars “can cause traffic mayhem”

02.09.2019 - 12:39
Aktuelt
Surge in rental cars “can cause traffic mayhem”
The sudden growth in the rental car market will soon become a problem on the roads, says provider
 

Competition is harsh in the rental car companies, and numerous new providers have recently joined the market.

One year ago, 695 passenger cars were registered as rental cars. Now there are 940.

This sharp increase is likely to continue as next spring’s opening of two new hotels in Tórshavn will double the capital’s tourist accommodation capacity.

Challenges ahead

While this is good news business-wise for rental car providers, the big growth of the industry will place a great burden on traffic across the islands.

“We are already seeing traffic congestions in and around popular tourist hot spots such as Saksun, Kalsoy and Gásadalur,” says Michael Koba, owner of car rental firm justdrive.fo.

“I am not sure our road network can handle much more traffic. It is relatively easy with locals on the roads, but with hundreds of inexperienced drivers in rental cars, things can easily get out of hand.”

 

Translated by prosa.fo

 
Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Fríggjadag 21. februar
Dagsins yrking - Andlitsfrymlar
104573
Fríggjadag 21. februar
Pressan: Søgur sigast í podvarpi
105115
Fríggjadag 21. februar
Morgunlesturin fríggjamorgunin 21. februar 2020
104418
Hósdag 20. februar
Kvørnin vitjar Kris-Stuff (2:2)
105095
Hósdag 20. februar
Breddin
105090
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Hósdag 20. februar
Hyggjuráðið
105088
Mánadag 17. februar
3-2
104948
Sunnudag 16. februar
Guðstænasta úr Árnafjarðar kirkju
104893