TAXIS CLAMPDOWN: New rules for Derby cabbies after judge’s guideline » National Taxi Association

TAXIS CLAMPDOWN: New rules for Derby cabbies after judge’s guideline Categories: Licensing issues by admin Tweet NEW rules aimed at dissuading Derby taxi firms from using hackney carriages licensed outside the city have been ironed out after a legal dispute. Derby City Council’s taxis chief, Councillor Barbara Jackson, says there are “public safety” concerns over companies doing this as the authority does not have powers to check that the out-of-city cabs are working properly. She says customers could also find themselves over-charged because some drivers licensed elsewhere do not know the best routes. The council has now introduced new licence conditions. It means firms will have to keep a record of the out-of-city hackney carriages and drivers they use to make it easier for council staff to follow up any complaints. And city private hire firms must inform customers if th...

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