Licensed taxi drivers furious that private hire drivers are using taxi ranks illegally » National Taxi Association

NOT HAPPY: Some of Crawley’s licensed taxi drivers TAXI drivers have held a crunch meeting with the council over a number of issues affecting their livelihood in Crawley. On October 22 members of the Hackney Carriage Association – the group of drivers licensed by Crawley Borough Council – met with councillors and officers at the Town Hall. The biggest concerns they had were around drivers illegally touting for business in Crawley, and private hire vehicles using taxi ranks, which are only supposed to be used by licensed drivers. During the 90-minute meeting, Amin Mirza, chair of the Hackney Carriage Association, called on the council to clamp down on offenders. Speaking after the meeting he said: “This is illegal and we want it to stop immediately. “Nobody is above the law. I hope that the private hire drivers will follow their private hire rules accordingly. “However, if ...

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