Rotherham councillors back controversial new licensing laws for taxi drivers » National Taxi Association

Rotherham councillors back controversial new licensing laws for taxi drivers » National Taxi Association

Councillors have backed tougher new licensing measures for Rotherham taxi drivers – including putting CCTV in all cabs – despite the implementation of the measures being delayed. The policy had already been approved by Commissioner Mary Ney, but was supported almost unanimously at a full meeting of Rotherham Council this afternoon. It had originally been announced the policy changes would come into place from the start of this week, with drivers being required to fit CCTV into their vehicles within three months at their own cost. But following an angry reaction from many drivers, including around 100 taking part in a protest outside the Town Hall and dozens participating in ‘go-slow’ drives around town, a further meeting was held on Monday with officials from the Rotherham Private Hire Drivers Association. It was announced prior to the council meeting that more time will b...

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