Crime commissioners claim new taxi laws put vulnerable passengers at risk of attack » National Taxi Association

Crime commissioners claim new taxi laws put vulnerable passengers at risk of attack » National Taxi Association

Northumbria Police commissioner Vera Baird, Cleveland’s Barry Coppinger and Durham’s Ron Hogg Crime commissioners call for Government U-turn on new legislation they claim will make it easier for bogus taxi drivers to carry out attacks New laws governing North taxis will put vulnerable passengers at risk of attack by bogus drivers, police commissioners are warning. Northumbria Police commissioner Vera Baird, Cleveland’s Barry Coppinger and Durham’s Ron Hogg have joined MPs from across the region to voice fears over a proposed new Deregulation Bill. Licensing officials, the taxi trade, police and sex abuse charities claim changes to the law would make it easier for bogus drivers to prey on vulnerable people and make it harder for the authorities to ensure vehicles are being operated properly. It comes just months after the launch of Operation Sanctuary, an investigation into...

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