The trials of being a Blackpool cabbie » National Taxi Association

The trials of being a Blackpool cabbie » National Taxi Association

Taxi driver Stephen Buckley with the Gazettes David Sharman Four people, sprinting for all their worth along the cab rank at Blackpool North station, jump in the back of a taxi. “Drive! Drive! Drive!”, they scream at the obliging cabbie. As he pulls away an unkempt man in a dirty looking blazer bangs on the back of the car. “Don’t let him in!” shout the passengers, almost certainly under the influence of something. Martin Smith, who has been driving for three decades, doesn’t question why his new wards were running, or why the man should be barred entry. He just drives. This is only the start of what Martin calls “a quiet night”. They’re the only form of public transport offering a door to door service, despite facing abuse and worse from customers. So I decided to spend a Friday night getting a first hand glimpse at the often dangerous reality of being a Blackpool taxi dr...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=5420

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