‘Kangaroo court’ claim as north-east Fife taxi drivers defend safety test record » National Taxi Association

‘Kangaroo court’ claim as north-east Fife taxi drivers defend safety test record » National Taxi Association

“At the end of the day, the system is there to protect the public.” Taxi drivers in north-east Fife have moved to defend the safety of their vehicles by claiming more rigorous examinations are behind the area’s poor pass records. The area was branded the worst in Fife for public safety after defects were found on 11% of taxis, compared with 1% in Levenmouth area and 6% in west Fife. Last week operators who failed the safety checks were hauled before Fife Council’s regulation and licencing committee and threatened with losing their licences, although most were made subject to one random safety check. Now, Patricia Robertson, whose husband David had his licence suspended for one month due to suspension problems, has hit out at the committee, describing it as a “kangaroo court” that left taxi drivers “living in fear” of losing their licences. Michael Vansittart, who also fail...

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