15 Nov '12, 12am

Well Done Reading, This Is The Right Kind Of Fine For Touting !! Shame It Took A Year 2 Get Into Court

Well Done Reading, This Is The Right Kind Of Fine For Touting !! Shame It Took A Year 2 Get Into Court

Source: London Evening Standard Transport bosses today hailed a dramatic drop in the number of sex attacks in London minicabs as the capital’s war on illegal taxi touting intensified. Figures show there were 111 cab-related sexual offences between April 2010 and March, a 20 per cent drop on the previous year’s total of 140. In the same period 1,300 arrests were made by members of the Safer Travel at Night team, who are aiming to stamp out illegal taxi touting in the capital. Drivers, many not even registered as taxis, who offer to pick up passengers illegally have been identified as a major safety issue for London revellers. Only black cabs can legally operate on the street without a booking. Unbooked “minicabs” are neither regulated nor insured to carry passengers and, in some cases, drivers are linked to crimes such as rape, sexual assault, robbery and drug offences. Las...

Full article: http://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/?cat=41

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