The use of taximeters

Do you drive a Hackney Carriage vehicle? Do you undertake Private Hire work for a licensed Operator? Did you know that you still need to use your meter? Any journey undertaken by a Hackney Carriage vehicle requires that the meter is on and working during the journey. This includes those vehicles undertaking Private Hire work […]

Clean air plan for Bristol

Last month, Cabinet approved the Outline Business Case (OBC) for plans to improve air quality in the city in order to meet targets for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) legal limits. The Outline Business Case (OBC), which has now been submitted to Government, recommends Bristol becomes the first city in the UK to take the bold step […]

Taxi Driver Equality Monitoring

Before we can consider any licensing policy changes, we have to think about who may be affected by the change. As part of this, we would like to ask you a few questions about yourself. By understanding the different equalities groups in the taxi trade we can see if possible policy changes might affect different […]

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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