Cabbie charged with driving while disqualified 35 minutes after being banned for illegal touting

A man has been charged with driving while disqualified 35 minutes after being banned by a Magistrates' Court for illegal taxi touting.

The South London cabbie attended Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on 9 March charged with touting for taxi work outside of his licensed area.

He was handed a six months driving ban for the offence of touting which was to start with immediate effect.

35 minutes after leaving the court, he was pulled over and charged for driving while disqualified.

Metropolitan Police Service Roads and Transport Team highlighted the 'Domino offence' on their Twitter account, @MPSRTPC, saying: "1200 hours on 09/03/20 A licensed taxi driver from South London was disqualified from driving for 6 months by Highbury Corner Magistrates Court for the offence of taxi touting. 35 minutes later he was stopped driving and arrested for disqualified driving."

Sources close to TaxiPoint have said the driver was a suburban taxi driver (yellow badge holder) who was caught touting for work in central London. TaxiPoint have approached the Roads and Transport Police to confirm which licence the driver held but have yet to have it confirmed.

Roads & Transport MPS, continued: "He has now been charged with disqualified driving and awaits a court date. Remember if you are disqualified at court, it starts immediately. #CabsUnit #TfL #VisionZero."

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