October 6, 2019

Energy giant to scale back FarePilot project

Anglo-Dutch oil giants Shell, who threw their hat into the private hire ring by bidding for a minicab operator’s licence in London nearly 2 years ago have done an "about-face" and scaled back the project. 

In January 2018, Tax...

October 6, 2019

Drivers ignoring 20mph speed limit where no physical infrastructure is present 

With cities around the UK having their speed limits reduced to 20mph on the grounds of safety, a review involving researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed that 20mph...

October 5, 2019

Customers complain at the tech giant’s urge to surge 

An Uber user from Leeds has been hit with a £140 charge to make an 11 mile journey between Leeds and Wakefield.  

The journey, which took place on Saturday, 29 September occured after Uber's dynamic pricing saw the te...

October 4, 2019

Wes says: “Passengers are made unnecessarily unsafe because the government have been too slow to act.”

It has emerged that new taxi and private hire legislation may be included in the Queen's speech, which takes place on 14 October.

Ilford North MP and Chair of the All P...

October 4, 2019

A man who missed his court appearance has been fined after making off without payment for a taxi journey.

23 year old Macauley Dennis Richard Breen, of Colley Court, Monkton, appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Monday, 30 September. 

Breen had failed to appe...

October 3, 2019

Secretary of State for Transport hints at raising speed from 70 to 80mph

Grant Shapps has revealed that he is considering altering the speed limits on some of the UK's roads. 

Speaking at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, Secretary of State for Transport,...

October 3, 2019

Mayor officially opens redesigned traffic blackspot

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Transport for London and Islington Council have officially opened the new Highbury Corner junction, which has been transformed from one of London's busiest roundabouts into a junction.


October 2, 2019

A taxi driver's death during a five-a-side football match has been ruled as accidental after jurors at an inquest heard how he was electrocuted by a faulty floodlight.

34 year old Albert Xhediku suffered a fatal shock from after touching a floodlight pylon while attempt...

October 2, 2019

Taxis will have to comply with new ultra-low emission standards or be forced off the road

In a move to clean up the city's air, a meeting on Monday, 30 September, saw Cambridge City Council's licensing committee vote to ratify a rule change to take effect in April requi...

October 1, 2019

Police are trying to solve the mystery of how a man ended up with facial injuries after a taxi ride from Brighton to Shoreham.

The 58 year old man got into a taxi at approximately 10.15pm on Friday 20 September in Western Road, Brighton, outside Small Batch Coffee.


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