Northumberland taxi and coach drivers spared immediate imprisonment » National Taxi Association

Northumberland taxi and coach drivers spared immediate imprisonment » National Taxi Association

Alison Snaith of Howard Snaith and Partners in Otterburn, entered her plea at Newcastle Crown Court Staff from Otterburn based Howard Snaith and Partners pleaded guilty to a range of charges including falsifying documents Taxi and coach drivers have been spared immediate jail time after admitting falsifying documents. The staff, from Howard Snaith and Partners in Otterburn, Northumberland, in some cases failed to record the fact that they had driven hundreds of miles, for many hours, or on rest days, often prior to transporting school children. Judge Deborah Sherwin said it had been fortunate that, driving tired, the drivers had not been involved in an accident – but agreed, despite bosses being cleared of a conspiracy to falsify information, that the cabbies and bus drivers had felt under pressure to break the law, as they feared for their jobs. In total 18 people – inclu...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=8958

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