04 Feb '14, 2pm

Coventry taxi owners left bemused by council's refusal to allow a fair choice of vehicles for use as hackney taxis.

Coventry Taxi Drivers Left in Six Year Limbo 04/02/2014 Coventry taxi owners have been left bemused by their local council's refusal to allow a fair choice of vehicles for use as hackney taxis. Since 2008, the council has been 'reviewing' the issue - but says it still can't reach a decision. This leaves Coventry as one of the only areas in the UK where taxi owners are still left to suffer as a result of a protected market, with minimal competiton. Taxi Choice The only new cabs currently available to Coventry taxi drivers are the old-style London cab and the ultra-expensive One80 Vito taxi. Official vehicle registration figures provided by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) show that, despite being put together locally, only a handful of TX4s and even fewer Vito taxis have been sold in Coventry over the past two years. This means that, as well as Coventry c...

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