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London black cabs almost 100% card machine compliant

20 Nov 2017



New data released by Transport for London shows that the black cab trade have embraced the use of card payments since its mandate was introduced in October 2016.


According to a Freedom of Information request only 192 complaints were received in relation to drivers refusing to take payment via cards. Further to the passenger complaints only one third of those queries were upheld after investigation. 


Since the mandate arrived on 31 October 2016 40,000 checks have been made by compliance officers to test whether machines are working correctly. Only 300 were deemed unfit.


These figures come in stark contrast to those who oppose the taxi trade pointing out that many cabbies do not take card. It seems at least one of the taxi myths has been busted at least!


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