Taxi driver failed to secure passenger in wheelchair » National Taxi Association

Taxi driver failed to secure passenger in wheelchair » National Taxi Association

A Peterborough taxi driver faces losing his licence after failing to secure an 89-year-old passenger in a wheelchair before overcharging them on a journey. Malik Abid Hussain (43), of Reeves Way, Peterborough, appeared before Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Thursday July 24 and pleaded not guilty to the charge of failing to safely load, restrain and transport a wheelchair passenger. He also pleaded not guilty to failing to use his meter, which resulted in the customer being overcharged, but was found guilty at a trial. The court heard that on October 8 last year Hussain used his Hackney carriage to pick up two passengers to go from a doctors’ surgery to a care home. The 89-year-old wheelchair passenger was accompanied by his daughter. The incident came to light when the daughter contacted the city council to confirm the correct procedure for loading a wheelchair. An inv...

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