October 1, 2019
Safety fears scupper three-wheeled taxi bid
A bid to use tuk tuks as taxis has been given the thumbs down by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
It was in response to an enquiry as to whether they council would consider licensing a tuk tuk as a taxi.
As reported in TaxiPoint o...
With minimal legislation passing through parliament, will the report ever see the light of day?
With Brexit looming within the next four weeks, it is hoped that the paralysis which has seemingly entrenched parliament will finally be lifted and some form of Government ca...
A raft of high profile cases in the US including a murder prompt tech giant to act
After Uber's recent announcement regarding consolidating and up-rating their app, it has emerged that the Tech giant may be testing an audio recording feature which will allow riders to r...
September 30, 2019
Cabbies top list of professional drivers for exposure to harmful particulates
A research body at Kings College Hospital has found that compared to other professional drivers, taxi drivers are exposed to the highest level of black carbon pollution.
Despite the health ri...
September 29, 2019
Police believe driver may have committed other offences
It has emerged that a Liverpool private hire driver has tested positive for cocaine after being stopped by police.
The private hire vehicle was stopped by Merseyside's Road Policing Unit at around 11.30am on Tuesday...
September 28, 2019
Largest PHV increase seen in West Midlands driven by increase in the issuing of licences in Wolverhampton
The Department for Transport have released their latest report on taxi and private hire figures across the UK, and the statistics make for interesting reading.
St Helens Council have revealed that anybody driving a taxi or private hire vehicle will have to have their details put onto a national database in a bid to strengthen passenger security.
Drivers will be placed on a new National Register of Taxi Licence Refusals and Rev...
Uber has revealed that they are to undertake a whole raft of updates in a bid to consolidate much of its operation onto one app at a launch event in San Francisco last Thursday.
Among the features which will be consolidated are its food delivery arm, Uber Eats, as wel...
September 27, 2019
A Department for Transport report of taxi and private hire statistics has revealed that there has been a decline in taxi numbers across the UK, while private hire numbers have increased.
Although no specific reason has been given to indicate why taxi numbers have shrunk...
September 25, 2019
Uber commits to using new airport waiting zone
In a bid to deter Uber drivers from parking and waiting in local villages and lay-bys, Bristol Airport are creating a new waiting zone.
It is expected that this new waiting zone will reduce the impact that the tech giant'...
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Private hire driver has licence renewed despite a previous conviction of illegally plying for hire
October 23, 2019
Man illegally plying for hire found in an untaxed, uninsured and unroadworthy vehicle
Telford and Wrekin Council set to bring in new policy to determine the suitability of taxi and private hire drivers
‘Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined’ says RAC research
Taxi rank witness appeal after woman and man punched in the face by thug
October 22, 2019
Google Maps 'Stay Safer' while travelling in a taxi or private hire vehicle feature coming to a city near you
BP Chargemaster wins top award for EV charging innovation
Taxi driver punched repeatedly and robbed by masked knife wielding trio
October 21, 2019
Man left with serious head injuries and rushed to hospital following attack at taxi rank
Warning issued after Cheltenham woman says she unknowingly got into a fake taxi in the city centre
Shock discovery as RSPCA rescues snake from Welsh taxi cab bonnet
Liverpool council enforcement catches several rogue minicabs falling short of licensing requirements
October 20, 2019
Man who posed as a private hire driver before raping female passenger still amongst 10 most wanted
Suspect taxis and minicabs targeted in Thames Valley safety and licensing checks
October 19, 2019
Nearly a third of all UK motorists have witnessed physical abuse in last year
Private hire driver who said he was working on the Uber app and needed cash to eat, has licence suspended for 'Pirating'
Early Day Motion tabled calling for reform of taxi laws to be brought forward as a matter of public safety
October 18, 2019