Preston driver calls for action over cab engines left idling » National Taxi Association

Preston driver calls for action over cab engines left idling » National Taxi Association

Fumes: Black cabs queuing in the ranks in Preston city centre. Many drivers leave their engines switched on A taxi driver is calling for action to be taken over drivers leaving their engines running whilst in the rank. Hackney carriage driver Michael Apicella believes a blanket ban should be introduced throughout the summer months to stop cab drivers leaving their engines idling. Mr Apicella who has been a driver in the city for nearly a decade and is hugely concerned about the impacts of the carbon monoxide coming from the cabs in the rank. He is worried about the impact on the health of the drivers parked behind the cabs that leave their engines on, the public and the environment. Mr Apicella said: “This has been an issue for me for a long time. “I have got an uncle who works in Glasgow as a hackney carriage driver and there is a complete ban on leaving engines idling. “...

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