14 Dec '12, 12am

Mayor seeks ban on dangerous pedicabs

Mayor seeks ban on dangerous pedicabs • Mayor’s call supported by businesses and safety campaigners • Vehicles have disproportionate effect on congestion and drivers frequently arrested for obstruction and dangerous driving The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have today called for a change to legislation that would allow them to effectively ban dangerous pedicabs in the capital. In its submission to the Law Commission’s consultation ‘Reforming the Law on Taxi and Private Hire Services’ TfL proposes that pedicabs and other ‘novelty’ vehicles should be brought under the same legislative framework that governs taxis and private hire vehicles. This would give TfL the power to remove pedicabs from the capital’s roads as they don’t meet the rigorous safety and licensing standards that taxis and private hire vehicles must adhere to. Although there are a relatively small numb...

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