K11 UBR: TfL launch ‘urgent investigation’ into ‘offensive’ taxi number plate

London's taxi and private hire licensing authority Transport for London (TfL) have launched an urgent investigation into an alleged offensive number plate on a London black taxi.

The London cab with a number plate which reads K11 UBR has been spotted driving around the capital by a number of other drivers and pedestrians.

Graham Robinson, TfL’s General Manager of Taxi and Private Hire, told TaxiPoint: “Having been made aware of this number plate we are now conducting an urgent investigation.”

It's safe to say that there's no love lost between London's iconic taxi drivers and those who work on the Uber platform.

Tens of thousands of drivers have joined Uber in the city since the ride-sharing firm launched in 2012 and taxi drivers have since stressed that the influx of so many drivers has had a major impact on their work load.

The capital's taxi drivers have argued that the platform is not safe and constitutes unfair competition.

In November 2019, Uber were refused an operating licence in London by TfL, who highlighted major safety concerns surrounding unlicensed drivers accessing the driver platform.

Uber have appealed the decision.

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