Mini-cab company gets hefty fine for a six pound fare » National Taxi Association

Mini-cab company gets hefty fine for a six pound fare Categories: Uncategorized by admin Tweet A £6 fare turned into thousands of pounds worth of fines and costs for a Slough-based mini-cab service. 511 Viking Cars has admitted to sending Osman Ahmed, who did not hold a private hire driver’s licence, to pick up a woman from Wexham Park Hospital on October 23 last year. Ahmed claimed to have forgotten his ID badge and driver call sign when he was stopped at the junction of Hornbeam Gardens and Upton Road by police and council officers in his silver Toyota Avensis during routine checks. However follow-up checks confirmed Ahmed was unlicensed. The woman had called the service’s Slough number but the driver was dispatched from its Windsor office. By law the company is only allowed to use drivers and vehicles licensed in Slough. Company director Saeed Ahmed, 54, of Salt Hill Wa...

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