Arran cabbie has two taxi ranks all to himself » National Taxi Association

Arran cabbie has two taxi ranks all to himself » National Taxi Association

All by myself – George Lammie is the Isle of Arran’s only black cab driver A CABBIE has ended up with two taxi ranks completely to himself as a result of disability rules. All cabbies on the holiday island of Arran were until recently in the habit of using the dedicated taxi slots, three of which are near the busy ferry terminal. But a row has erupted after North Ayrshire Council insisted that drivers had to be able to carry wheelchairs in return for using the spaces. George Lammie, who was operating as a private hire, decided to shell out £27,000 on a black cab and got himself fully licensed as a taxi driver. The rest of his colleagues, however, refused to pay the huge fees needed to “upgrade”. That means they are now banned from the taxi slots and face a £500 fine if they use them. Unique George, 55, from Kildonan, Arran, is likely to be unique among British taxi drivers...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=8924

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