Fears for safety at taxi rank » National Taxi Association

Fears for safety at taxi rank » National Taxi Association

Taxi drivers protest in Dalton Square on Friday. A demonstration was held in Dalton Square last week in protest against a“ridiculous” decision to move the city’s taxi rank there. Hackney cab drivers have reacted with frustration and anger after the county council decided to relocate the rank for two years while sewer works take place at the bus station. Drivers say there have been five collisions on the cobbled area of Dalton Square in less than a week, and fares have plummeted because “no-one wants to get a taxi from Dalton Square”. They also say that no risk assessment has been carried out for the new rank, and that the signage is inadequate. Taxi driver Kevin Chamberlain said: “There just aren’t enough spaces there and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt. “They’ve put us in totally the wrong place. “Everyone in the trade is in agreement that we...

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