October 23, 2019

A Sandwell private hire driver has been given the go ahead to continue driving despite a previous conviction of illegally plying for hire. 

Minutes made public from a council licensing committee meeting revealed the man, only referred to as Mr Z A, had previously appear...

October 23, 2019

Cherwell District Council have revealed they investigated reports of a vehicle trading illegally in a layby near Caversfield.

On inspection, the team found the vehicle to be untaxed, uninsured, unroadworthy and not registered with the DVLA. It was seized by the police a...

October 23, 2019

Telford and Wrekin Council is looking to enhance its standards for private hire and taxi drivers, for the safety of the public. 

The Council’s Licensing Committee, which meets on 29 October, will be asked to agree on a consultation on proposed changes to...

October 23, 2019

Seven-in-10 drivers 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 powe...

October 22, 2019

Devon and Cornwall Police - Exmouth Division, are appealing for witnesses after a woman and her partner were punched while waiting at a taxi rank.

Police have said that the woman and her boyfriend were punched in the face by a man in Exmouth.

Officers are investigating...

October 22, 2019

Google Maps has spent the best part of five months testing a new feature in India that will alert you if your taxi or ride-sharing driver begins to drive you off route, and are now ready for the start of their global launch.

The new alert feature, named 'Stay safer',...

October 22, 2019

BP Chargemaster has won Best Tech Innovation in the Parkers New Car Awards 2020, which recognise the best cars and associated products for new car buyers.

The Tech Innovation category, in association with Parkers’ sister title, CAR, looked at the technologies that are...

October 21, 2019

Northamptonshire Police investigating the robbery of a taxi driver in Kettering are appealing for witnesses and information.

The incident took place in Louisa Drive between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Friday, 18 October, when the driver attended to collect a fare.

As he waite...

October 21, 2019

South Yorkshire Police have released CCTV images following an assault on a man at a taxi rank in Doncaster town centre. 

Officers investigating the attack, which took place on Saturday, 12 October, have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection wit...

October 21, 2019

A warning has been issued to taxi and private hire users after a woman claimed, via social media, to have been driven home by a fake taxi driver.

A Facebook post by the woman said she had jumped into what she believed was a licensed taxi, but soon became suspicious when...

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