A Glasgow private hire driver has had his licence revoked after dragging a four-year-old along the ground when he and his mother were trying to exit the moving vehicle. Minutes from a Glasgow Council meeting revealed PHV driver Adnan Tahir caused the young boy to suffer a head injury during the incident.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr Tahir said: "The woman told me to stop because she needed to go to a cash machine. I did stop close to it but there was a car coming behind me, so I decided to move away.
“I didn’t realise that she was trying to get out of the car. I apologised to my customer and offered to take them to the hospital but the woman refused and asked me to take them horse riding instead.”
He didn't hear anything of the incident until two days later. A complaint was made against him by the mother of the boy and subsequently Tahir was called before the licensing committee.
Adnan Tahir was fined £270 and issued three penalty points when he refused to let the pair exit his private hire car to go to a cash machine in 2018. Councillor Alex Wilson said: “I appreciate that you held your hands up and have admitted your mistake. “We need to ensure that our customers can get from A to B without getting injured. You had a young person in your care and what Police Scotland have told us quite distressing.”
Tahir was also brought in front of the licensing committee to answer a 'fail to stop at a red light' offence, while having a passenger on board. Tahir said: “This was at a pedestrian crossing. As I was driving towards the traffic lights they were green and only turned to red as I was going through them.” Councillor Martha Wardrop said: “You have been driving for us for two-and-a-half years and there have already been two incidents. “This is a case of dangerous driving. You have affected a child and their mother because of your behaviour and have not observed the road signs.”
Adnan Tahir was fined £270 and issued three penalty points when he refused to let the pair exit his private hire car to go to a cash machine in 2018.
Council members decided that he could no longer be considered as a fit and proper person to hold a private hire driver’s licence.
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