Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (who’s watching the watchmen) » National Taxi Association

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? By Wayne Casey For those of you who don’t understand the words in the title, its Latin, it roughly translates as ‘who’s watching the watchmen’, quite apt in the context of this article, even though I probably say so myself. The licensed taxi trade has always prided itself on its professionalism – the professionalism has invariably come from the driver. It’s not the vehicle, as was hilariously once claimed by one vehicle manufacturer, it’s the person behind the wheel who 99.9% of the time takes the passenger to their destination without incident. The legitimate trade cringe with embarrassment and anger when stories emerge in the press of ‘taxi rapes’ and ‘taxi drivers’ being involved in the sickening sex rings that seem to be emerging in various cities across the UK. The legitimate trade are aware that such stories damage the reputation it has...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=8231

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