Council's penalty point system for taxi drivers and operators not supported by companies

ANY introduction of a penalty point system for taxi drivers by Fenland District Council will not be supported by the drivers. Earlier this week, we revealed on this website that the council s licensing committee will consider proposals to introduce a pena

ANY introduction of a penalty point system for taxi drivers by Fenland District Council will not be supported by the drivers.

Earlier this week, we revealed on this website that the council's licensing committee will consider proposals to introduce a penalty points system for taxi drivers and operators who breach licence conditions.

Dave Patrick, chairman of the Wisbech and District Hackney Carriage Drivers Association said: "These proposals were rejected out of hand by the members of our own association.

"Upon the formation of the association the council said it would work with us to move forward together but yet again this has come out of the blue.


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"The association strongly believes in public protection and over the years have complained about illegal operations in unmarked, unlicensed and uninsured vehicles. We have provided photographic evidence and given number plates but there has been not one prosecution of this illegal trading that still goes on.

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