Minicab driver fined for not properly securing disabled passenger » National Taxi Association

Minicab driver fined for not properly securing disabled passenger » National Taxi Association

Shaukat Ali (45), of Harris Street, Peterborough, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday, June 12) accused of failing to take the necessary steps to ensure a passenger is carried in safety and reasonable comfort, an offence under the 2010 Equality Act. He denied the offence. The court heard from two support workers representing the disabled passenger about the incident on September 26, 2012. The support workers were accompanying the passenger and two others on a journey to the PHAB Club (Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied Club) in Bretton. On booking the private hire vehicle, Ali arrived in a specialist vehicle fitted with a tail lift as requested by the passenger. Prior to undertaking the journey, both carers saw Ali had not restrained the passenger’s wheelchair. Both stated that when challenged, Ali said he did not need to secure the wheelch...

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