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EXITS CLEAR: Taxi driver urged to appeal PCN after little known Yellow Box Junction rule revealed

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

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A box junction Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) issued to a taxi driver picking up in a yellow box junction has caused online debate over whether he was right to be issued the fine.

The London taxi driver shared a picture of his cab picking up passengers on Ludgate Hill in the City of London just a few hundred yards from St Pauls Cathedral.

Asking for help and advice as to whether to appeal the PCN, fellow cabbies alerted the driver to a little known rule when it comes to box junction fines.

According to one well respected cabbie who has helped hundreds of other drivers with PCN appeals, the driver was NOT committing an offence.

The source says a person must not cause a vehicle to enter the box junction so that the vehicle has to stop within the box junction to the presence of stationary vehicles.

It is argued that because the image shows no other vehicles were blocking the exits, there were no stationary vehicles, so the cabbie stopped to pick up.

Many cabbies responded and were surprised by the little known rule, which does potentially allow cabbies to onboard passengers on junctions with clear exits.

The black cab driver now plans to appeal the PCN.


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