Wellingborough cab driver prosecuted after overcharging a customer » National Taxi Association

Wellingborough cab driver prosecuted after overcharging a customer » National Taxi Association

A Wellingborough cab driver has been prosecuted after overcharging a customer. Shafique Miah was fined £220 after pleading guilty to failing to use the taxi-meter in his car, meaning he charged more than the maximum fare allowed for the journey. The borough council’s licensing team received a complaint about Miah, a Hackney Carriage driver, back in May. It was claimed that he had picked up a customer at the town’s train station and taken him to the council offices in Tithe Barn Road, without switching on the meter. At the end of the short journey, Miah told the passenger the fare was £5. When challenged about not using the meter, Miah replied that £5 was the minimum fare from the station. Licensing officers from Wellingborough Council investigated the complaint and determined that the fare was in excess of the maximum allowed under the set tariff prescribed by the council,...

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