July 31, 2019
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The High Court has agreed that using a function on a mobile phone, which does not involve ‘interactive telecommunication’, is not a mobile phone offence whilst driving.
The High Court handed down the Judgement yesterday, which clarifies the offence of using a mobile p...
June 20, 2019
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a number of taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) reform workshops in June and July to hear your views.
The announcement was made by the DfT’s Head of Buses and Taxis, Buses and Taxis Division Catriona Henderson saying:
June 9, 2019
The government has commissioned a prototype noise camera to be tested at several locations over the next 7 months
The Department for Transport is targeting drivers who disturb communities with a crackdown on vehicles breaking legal noise limits.
New camera technology...
May 26, 2019
In my last article “offences – what are the odds of getting a licence” I considered the likelihood of applicants, and licence holders, with convictions being successful in their application for a licence – or to retain their licence.
In this article, I will consider wh...
May 13, 2019
Glasgow City Council’s refusal of my client’s (Rosy and Pink Cars Ltd) application for a new booking office licence has been widely reported in the Scottish media.
The application has been refused on the basis that it would contravene a number of conditions applicable...
May 5, 2019
A driver caught filming a crash on his mobile phone may force a shake-up of the laws surrounding phone use at the wheel.
Ramsey Barreto should have been able to avoid a conviction because he was not using it to communicate, his defence has claimed.
The 51-year-old was...
May 4, 2019
And it’s London’s Black Cabs up next!
Global ridesharing giant Uber will face potentially one of Australia’s biggest class actions, as thousands of taxi, hire car, charter vehicle and limousine drivers and licence owners across the country join forces to hold Uber accou...
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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