TfL warn minicab drivers of prosecution after 27 punished in two years for refusing guide dogs 


The capital's taxi and private hire licensing authority, Transport for London (TfL), have warned minicab drivers of prosecution if they refuse to take an assistance dog.

TfL Taxi & Private Hire section used social media to post figures which reveal between February 2015 and November 2017, 27 private hire drivers were successfully prosecuted for refusing the transportation of assistance dogs.

Fines totalling £13,471 were handed out to those drivers.

Under British law, passengers with accredited assistance dogs have the same right to private hire services as everyone else.

Taxi and private hire drivers cannot refuse a passenger because they have an accredited assistance dog.

Drivers or private hire operators cannot charge more for passengers travelling with an accredited assistance dog.

The final warning and advice to drivers is: 'It is illegal to refuse to carry a passenger with an accredited assistance dog. Drivers doing so could risk losing their licence or face a fine.'


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