Black Country taxi drivers call to keep cars longer » National Taxi Association

Black Country taxi drivers call to keep cars longer » National Taxi Association

Taxi drivers say they are struggling to make ends meet due to rules stating they must replace their vehicles every 10 years. They are asking to be allowed to keep their cars for 15 years to cut costs – and insist it will have no impact on safety. The issue has gone before a Walsall Council taxi committee, but no decision was made as members wanted to get more information. Drivers say it has been rumbling on for five years and needs to be resolved. Walsall Private Hire Association chairman Zulfqar Ali said: “This could go on for months yet and it has already been dragging on for years. “There would be financial benefits for the drivers as this is a difficult time for us and things like this make it even harder. “There would be no compromise in safety for the people of Walsall,” he added. “The cars have to be checked twice a year to see if they are roadworthy and it isn’t fa...

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