Taxileaks: Are provincial passengers safer than their London cousins? » National Taxi Association

Taxileaks: Are provincial passengers safer than their London cousins? » National Taxi Association

The excellent Taxileaks blog recently made an excellent point on its blog – the part of the article provincial readers will be interested in goes as follows – the full article is available on the Taxileaks blog: http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/ PRIVATE HIRE PARADOX Clause 10 has recently been abandoned from the deregulation bill currently going through parliament. This would reflect the view that all over the UK (excluding London), it is deemed a huge safety issue and that only licensed private hire drivers should be driving licensed private hire vehicles. Unfortunately for the traveling public in London, TfL say that anyone can currently drive a private hire minicab around the capital, whether they are licensed or not. Because of this factor, it then seems incredible that the only mandatory notification on a PHV, to show that it is in fact a licensed vehicle, is an unread...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=8218

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