Considering these guys do not pay road tax do you think they have any rights to protest about bus lane use?...

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The move has been prompted by a forthcoming change to taxi licensing implemented by the DOE. This will see the end of the current two tier system of public and private hire taxis to be replaced by a single tier arrangement. Under the new licensing regime, all taxis will be allowed to pick up fares on the street. A large rally gathered at in the city centre on Thursday to urge the Department for Regional development not to allow the taxis to use the lanes. The cycling community took a stand against the move as they feel it will worsen safety for those who choose to use bikes on the roads. Attending the rally was Tom McClelland, a volunteer with the national cycling charity CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club). He said the move could put off cyclists. “Bus lanes are perceived to be a safe place for commuting cycling,” he said. “If we get more and more private hire taxis in bus lanes...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=4885

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