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Harrods emerges as current hot spot for penalty charges against taxi drivers

Harrods has emerged as the current hot spot for taxi drivers when it comes to receiving penalty charges says trade representative.

Lloyd Baldwin, S.O Executive of the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA), has highlighted Brompton Road outside Harrods as the primary location for Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued to taxi drivers. The area is notorious for fines, particularly for stopping on the marked zig-zag lines.

Motorists should not stop on zig zag lines for several key reasons. Zig zag lines are typically found near pedestrian crossings, especially outside schools, hospitals, and other high-traffic areas. They are designed to provide clear visibility for both drivers and pedestrians. Stopping on these lines can obscure the view and potentially lead to accidents.

These markings are also in place to keep traffic flowing smoothly. Stopping on zig zag lines can cause congestion and disrupt the normal flow of traffic, leading to delays and further complications for all road users.

According to Baldwin, stopping on a zig zag line can cost cabbies £80 if caught on camera.

Lloyd Baldwin, Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) S.O Executive, said in TAXI Newspaper: “Whilst we are talking PCNs , by far and away the biggest PCN issuing location is still outside Harrods on the Brompton Road for being stopped on the zig zags.“


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