Fife taxi driver gets Facebook hijack revenge as fare-dodger leaves phone in car

A taxi driver’s revenge on a passenger who absconded without paying went viral. Kirkcaldy-based JJ Taxis used the runaway’s mobile phone, which she left behind, to post a humorous message on her Facebook profile. Before it was taken down only an hour later the post had received almost 2,000 comments, with people poking fun at […]

Disclosure and Barring Services Checks – Get it right!

Changes at the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) mean that any DBS checks they receive which have errors or missing information will no longer be bounced back to be corrected but will be cancelled and the fee lost. Where this happens applicants will have to start again with a new form and pay again. Please […]

Do you know your license conditions?

Private Hire and Hackney Carriage licences all have a number of conditions attached (with the exception of Hackney Carriage Drivers, who must still comply with the Hackney Carriage Byelaws). These conditions are printed on the pages which are attached to your licence and can also be found here. It is important that you read and […]

Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined

Seven-in-10 drivers (72%) want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked with 44% of those saying officials should tell them to switch off and then fine them if they refuse, new RAC research* has found. While councils already have the power to take action against drivers who idle their vehicles […]

Taxi Cop Update 20th August 2017

I know it was a quite night for most of you, but I was busy! Amongt other jobs, I worked with Council Enforcement Officers to deal with those Plying for Hire. As a result, 4 drivers (two of them out of towners) will be criminally interviewed for the offence and will update you with Committee and court results in the months to come. Less happily, I had to issue three tickets to drivers parking by the No Waiting Cones at St Augustines Parade.

Greater Manchester News Two taxi drivers assaulted and cab stolen in brutal attack

Two taxi drivers were assaulted and a taxi was stolen in two brutal late-night attacks.

Two men took a taxi from Town Taxis in Rochdale to Belfield Road at around 1.30am on Wednesday, July 15.

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