Minicab driver hits out at four-week ban for plying for trade

Minicab driver hits out at four-week ban for plying for trade

Unfair: minicab driver Gavin Preston who is complaining after he was banned A minicab driver says he was unfairly banned from his trade after picking up a an undercover police officer during a sting operation . Gavin Preston, 39, of Crowell Way, Walton-le-Dale, was given a four-week ban and a £200 fine after picking up the officer outside Squire’s nightclub. The dad-of-three says he ‘holds his hands up’ over the incident, but says he was dealt with more harshly than other drivers convicted of the same offence. Gavin says he wants to appeal the ban but cannot work while he is appealing because his license is up for renewal, and licensing bosses will not renew his license because of the ban. Private hire cars need to be prebooked through an operator and if a minicab driver picks up someone without this booking their insurance is invalidated. Gavin said: “It’s fair enough, I ...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=4723

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