Constantly full taxi rank creating parking chaos » National Taxi Association

A constantly full taxi rank in Windsor has led to chaos as drivers park anywhere they can find while waiting to pick up customers. Father-of-two Paul Slatter was threatened with a parking ticket in Thames Street while waiting a few seconds for his daughter who had popped into Starbucks to grab a packet of crisps. But the 53-year-old says taxi drivers regularly park illegally in loading bays in the street because there is no room in the taxi rank opposite. The Dower Park resident said: “They are so casual about it. They get out and have a chat while parked in the loading bays facing the wrong way, waiting to cut across when a space in the rank become available. “There are just too many taxi licenses now. It is obvious. The council needs to get a grip.” In April 2012 the Royal Borough abolished restrictions on the number of taxi drivers allowed in the ranks. The limit on the...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=7590

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