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Breckland Council joins national campaign to stop abuse against taxi drivers

Breckland Council has taken a strong stance against abuse towards taxi drivers by joining the national 'No Excuse for Abuse' campaign.

This initiative aims to protect and support the local taxi trade, ensuring their safety and well-being. The council is determined to put an end to violence, verbal abuse, racial discrimination, and any form of damage directed towards these essential service providers.

The council's proactive involvement in this national campaign sends a clear message to both the community and potential offenders that any form of abuse or violence towards taxi drivers will face severe consequences.

As part of the campaign, car stickers will be circulated across the sector for drivers to display to passengers.

Councillor Helen Crane, Executive Member for Breckland Council, said: "The 'No Excuse for Abuse' campaign is a crucial step in safeguarding our taxi drivers from unwarranted aggression and disrespect. While most passengers are respectful, there exists a very small minority who engage in abusive behaviour, especially whilst under the influence of alcohol. This behaviour is utterly unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

Councillor Crane added: "We firmly believe that taxi drivers deserve to be treated with utmost respect and courtesy at all times.

"Drivers have been strongly encouraged to report any incidents of violence, verbal abuse, racial discrimination, or vehicle damage to the police. It is the fundamental right of every individual to feel secure in their workplace, and our drivers deserve nothing less."  


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