Taxi warning to Pendle party-goers

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PARTY-goers in Pendle are being urged not to risk their safety by using unlicensed taxis.

Pendle Council is warning people that using vehicles that have not got a licence means there are no assurances of their safety, or the cab’s roadworthiness.

All licensed vehicles are inspected for safety throughout the year by qualified assessors, and all licensed drivers undergo medical and a criminal record checks.

Licensed drivers have an identity badge with Pendle Council’s logo, the driver’s photograph, and number.

All Pendle’s licensed taxis are a red colour, or a purpose-built black cab. They also have a taxi roof sign, and display green plates on the front, and rear, of the vehicle.

A council spokesman said: “Do not get into any vehicle that is parked on the street, other than a taxi parked on a taxi rank, or parked outside a pub. You must have pre-booked these vehicles, or there is a chance you will not be insured, and the driver and vehicles may not be licensed.”

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9:41pm Wed 12 Dec 12

burnleyglentoran says...

Why call them unlicensed taxis?

A car without a taxi license is just a car.

The driver is at best, making undeclared earnings and, at worst, a potential sex attacker.........
Why call them unlicensed taxis? A car without a taxi license is just a car. The driver is at best, making undeclared earnings and, at worst, a potential sex attacker......... burnleyglentoran
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12:00am Thu 13 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Why call them unlicensed taxis?

A car without a taxi license is just a car.

The driver is at best, making undeclared earnings and, at worst, a potential sex attacker.........
You're on the money there. You'd be surprised how many of these are knocking around. No prizes for guessing who drives them.
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Why call them unlicensed taxis? A car without a taxi license is just a car. The driver is at best, making undeclared earnings and, at worst, a potential sex attacker.........[/p][/quote]You're on the money there. You'd be surprised how many of these are knocking around. No prizes for guessing who drives them. George White Bread
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1:04am Thu 13 Dec 12

hunter3062 says...

oi Pendle Council enforcement officer get off your high paid butt go out and catch these swine.high profile visibility is a deterrent not a poxy piece in the paper..
oi Pendle Council enforcement officer get off your high paid butt go out and catch these swine.high profile visibility is a deterrent not a poxy piece in the paper.. hunter3062
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5:13am Thu 13 Dec 12

coates warder says...

hunter3062 wrote:
oi Pendle Council enforcement officer get off your high paid butt go out and catch these swine.high profile visibility is a deterrent not a poxy piece in the paper..
well he is one of the brothers,you look at that rank on a fri /sat night headlights out back lights out seat covers on the 12 year old car seats no thanks ill ring one from my home town up to date cars well maintained and trust worthy.use these taxi's at your own risk..its funny all taxi's carry a first aid kit but none of the drivers are qualified to use them ,well done pendle council not fit for purpose .
[quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: oi Pendle Council enforcement officer get off your high paid butt go out and catch these swine.high profile visibility is a deterrent not a poxy piece in the paper..[/p][/quote]well he is one of the brothers,you look at that rank on a fri /sat night headlights out back lights out seat covers on the 12 year old car seats no thanks ill ring one from my home town up to date cars well maintained and trust worthy.use these taxi's at your own risk..its funny all taxi's carry a first aid kit but none of the drivers are qualified to use them ,well done pendle council not fit for purpose . coates warder
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10:35am Thu 13 Dec 12

hunter3062 says...

first aid kits are carried by all psv drivers not that we are not trained but its an insurance issue.stick a plaster on a person they are allergic one lge ins claim..school kids on days out the school has the first aid consent again not the driver yet teachers still accuse us of been callous.oap getting off a coach high step ins comp wont allow an extra step in case it breaks or they fall off.and you wonder why drivers offer little or no assistance..big claims by all wether trying to help or not..kids noooooooooo touchy feely claims are on the increase..were not tyrants just a person protecting their butts.
first aid kits are carried by all psv drivers not that we are not trained but its an insurance issue.stick a plaster on a person they are allergic one lge ins claim..school kids on days out the school has the first aid consent again not the driver yet teachers still accuse us of been callous.oap getting off a coach high step ins comp wont allow an extra step in case it breaks or they fall off.and you wonder why drivers offer little or no assistance..big claims by all wether trying to help or not..kids noooooooooo touchy feely claims are on the increase..were not tyrants just a person protecting their butts. hunter3062
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12:51pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Philip A Berry says...

" A council spokesman said: “Do not get into any vehicle that is parked on the street, other than a taxi parked on a taxi rank, or parked outside a pub. You must have pre-booked these vehicles, or there is a chance you will not be insured, and the driver and vehicles may not be licensed.” "

You don't need to pre-book a red taxi or a black cab sat at a taxi rank. It is private hire vehicles that have to be pre-booked.
" A council spokesman said: “Do not get into any vehicle that is parked on the street, other than a taxi parked on a taxi rank, or parked outside a pub. You must have pre-booked these vehicles, or there is a chance you will not be insured, and the driver and vehicles may not be licensed.” " You don't need to pre-book a red taxi or a black cab sat at a taxi rank. It is private hire vehicles that have to be pre-booked. Philip A Berry
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4:14pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Grandy13 says...

I think you will find this is a mistake made by the Telegraph. Vehicles cannot pick up outside pubs without being pre-booked. You can pre-book red taxis or hail them or get them from the rank.
I think you will find this is a mistake made by the Telegraph. Vehicles cannot pick up outside pubs without being pre-booked. You can pre-book red taxis or hail them or get them from the rank. Grandy13
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