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...

October 1, 2019

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...

October 1, 2019

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.


September 28, 2019

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...

September 28, 2019

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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