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

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

A Cardiff taxi driver had an unexpected passenger on board – after discovering an orange corn snake under the bonnet of a taxi.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the shock discovery was made in the Grangetown area of the city last Friday 11 October. 

The animal welfare c...

October 20, 2019

Liverpool’s taxi and private hire licensing officers had a busy Saturday night clamping down on several rogue minicabs.

Licensing Enforcement Officers dealt with a number of private hire issues ranging from parking on taxi ranks, incorrect licence plate fittings and i...

October 19, 2019

Taxi Licensing Officers from Milton Keynes Council (MKC) recently joined forces with Thames Valley Police to carry out checks on taxi drivers during an evening of positive enforcement action.

On 4 October licensed vehicles were stopped and checked during a safety oper...

October 19, 2019

Three in every 10 motorists say they have personally witnessed some form of physical abuse related to a driving incident in the past 12 months, research for the annual RAC Report on Motoring has found.

And, almost half of the 1,753 drivers surveyed for the study – the...

October 18, 2019

Taxi drivers are being urged to contact their local MPs nationwide

An Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled calling for the reform of taxi and private hire legislation to be brought forward as a matter of public safety.

The EDM supported by Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner...

October 18, 2019

Registration deadline 1 November

Taxi drivers in London have been given a November deadline to qualify for the 20-year LPG taxi age limit exemption.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced in December 2018 that he would offer a limited number of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) con...

October 17, 2019

A private hire driver has been successfully prosecuted after being caught twice in the one night illegally picking up passengers - known as ‘blagging - in Milton Keynes.

MK Magistrates heard the case on 4 October which followed a joint enforcement operation carried ou...

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