A bad piece of legislation

A bad piece of legislation

A bad piece of legislation

First published in Opinion

THE crimes of the likes of John Worboys and Terence Collins were shocking. They were both licensed and legitimate (in the legal sense) taxi drivers.

Now plans going through Parliament to deregulate the taxi and private hire industries could make it easier for criminals to join the trade and use it as an opportunity to steal, attack and abuse.

A charter for thieves, rapists and paedophiles according to taxi association chairman, John Tye.

Police and numerous campaign groups are also worried. This is already looking like a bad piece of legislation that shouldn’t get anywhere near the statute books.

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7:27pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Tripod says...

Last time I booked a Taxi (Pool Radio) was between Christmas and New Year, the driver had only been in the country for two weeks, it was only the second time He'd driven in this country, He was "covering" for His Brother In-law (the licensed driver) who wanted a few days off; maybe the Taxi trade should sort their own internal issues before shouting about deregulation.
Last time I booked a Taxi (Pool Radio) was between Christmas and New Year, the driver had only been in the country for two weeks, it was only the second time He'd driven in this country, He was "covering" for His Brother In-law (the licensed driver) who wanted a few days off; maybe the Taxi trade should sort their own internal issues before shouting about deregulation. Tripod
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