29 Oct '16, 3am

Private hire taxi drivers praised by council chiefs for not breaking licensing rules

Private hire taxi drivers praised by council chiefs for not breaking licensing rules

Council chiefs have praised local private hire drivers after a recent test purchase operation gave them a clean bill of health. The test found 100 percent of Plymouth’s private hire drivers stopped during a recent test purchase operation passed. The council revealed that over the past month two test purchase operations were carried out and of the 19 private hire drivers approached no unauthorised journeys were accepted. The taxi licensing team undertake regular test purchase operations to find out whether private hire drivers hold the correct licence to work and if they will accept passengers without a pre-booking, this is commonly known as “plying for hire.” Councillor John Riley, cabinet member responsible for licensing said: “I’m really pleased with the results of our latest test purchase operations. We carry them out to make sure private hire drivers abide by the condi...

Full article: http://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/?p=3442

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