Cabvision TaxiPoint GIF.gif

New Eye-in-the-sky cameras deployed at Edinburgh Airport to catch rogue taxi and private hire drivers picking up illegally

13 Jun 2019

A new high-tech eye in the sky has been deployed at Edinburgh Airport to crackdown on rogue taxi drivers picking up passengers illegally. 

According to reports in the Edinburgh Evening News, cameras will catch any taxis or private hires that contravene bylaws by picking-up passengers in the wrong area.

The latest crackdown comes after airport bosses noticed a rise in touting, tailgating through the exit barriers and congestion.

Adrian Witherow, Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh Airport said: “The safety of staff and passengers is always our number one priority and practices like touting and tailgating must be addressed to ensure the drop-off zone is a safe environment for everyone.

“It’s important that we provide a steady supply of taxis and private hire cars for passengers who land in Edinburgh but, unfortunately, a rise in these unsafe practices is impacting on our ability to do that. 

 

"Touting is also denying our licenced taxis business and we have a responsibility to protect the integrity of that service, especially when that agreement ensures a supply of cars available for our passengers and customers at all hours of the day.

“We hope that these measures will encourage all operators to act in a responsible and safe manner and encourage them to adhere to the agreements that are in place to deliver a positive experience for passengers and drivers.”

 

New signage has been installed to warn drivers of the consequences of picking up in restricted areas. 

 

Any vehicles that pick-up passengers in the drop off zone will receive a parking charge notice of £100.

A private company will manage this for the airport. 

 

Image: Source; Wikimedia commons 

Image: Author; M4Kumba82  

Please reload

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram

Featured Stories

Please reload

ltda banner.JPG
Ethos Banner 516x175 HS.gif
TaxiPoint--300x200px-MLP-GIF.gif
kili.gif
advert gif.GIF
ltpr.GIF
mymoneycomparison.gif
RSS Feed

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

 

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2020.