Dangerous taxis taken off Burnley roads in Christmas crackdown

Lancashire Telegraph: Dangerous taxis taken off Burnley roads in Christmas crackdown Dangerous taxis taken off Burnley roads in Christmas crackdown

A CHRISTMAS crackdown on unsafe taxis saw 26 taken off the road - almost 60 per cent of those stopped.

Police and council officers were shocked to discover faulty tyres, brakes and seatbelts during a spot-check on cabs in Burnley.

Of 45 faulty vehicles inspected, 26 were deemed to have at least two ‘major faults’ and three drivers were stripped of their licences.

Hackney carriage boss Charles Oakes backed the safety initiative but private hire spokesman Mohammed Arif said Burnley Council’s testing had gone ‘over-the-top’.

Licensing officer Peter Henderson warned drivers that there would be further operations targeting defective vehicles and those who pick fares up illegally.

Mr Oakes, chairman of the Hackney Carriage Association Ltd, which incorporates Burnley Hackney Carriage Association, called for more prosecutions against repeat offenders.

He said: “We support the council in the effort to educate drivers in the safe maintenance of their vehicles.

“They either have to be safe or get out of the job. The trade itself asked for more spot checks to deal with repeat offenders.

“Safety is a top priority but, realistically, we live in tight times and drivers have got to find a way of staying on top of their vehicles.

“If they come a cropper, they have to take responsibility.”

Of the 45 cars with faults, 38 were private hire cars and seven were hackney carriages. The 26 with at least two major faults included 23 private hire cars and three hackney carriages.

Mohammed Arif, chairman of Burnley Private Hire Association, claimed drivers in Burnley ‘do not face a level playing field’.

He said: “I’m not really happy with this. In Burnley, we’re not on a level playing field with other boroughs; the council is far too strict.

“Let me be clear: if it’s seriously unsafe, the vehicle shouldn’t be on the road. But what good is revoking a licence?

“Is it fair to deprive a man of his livelihood? The car can be taken to the garage and fixed.”

Since the operation, Burnley Council’s licensing committee has revoked the licences of two private hire operators and one hackney carriage driver. Two other drivers received warnings for using defective vehicles.

Burnley Council’s executive member with responsibility for taxis, Coun Howard Baker, said: ”The safety of hackney carriage and private hire drivers and passengers is our priority.

“There are some issues in relation to the proper maintenance of vehicles which we are addressing through our programme of targeted enforcement.

“I would like to reassure the public that the majority of drivers in this industry provide a valuable, safe service to their community and I would appeal to their customers to treat them with the respect they deserve.”

A Burnley Council spokesman added: “Those that had their licence suspended can appeal or apply for their licence back, but in that case their enforcement record would be taken into account.”

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6:49am Tue 17 Dec 13

happycyclist says...

That's poor timing. The taxi drivers will struggle to get the problems sorted in time for Christmas. They will lose money and the public will suffer too as there are fewer taxis around. They could easily have done this a couple of weeks ago to give everyone chance to sort the problems out.
That's poor timing. The taxi drivers will struggle to get the problems sorted in time for Christmas. They will lose money and the public will suffer too as there are fewer taxis around. They could easily have done this a couple of weeks ago to give everyone chance to sort the problems out. happycyclist

7:48am Tue 17 Dec 13

AlifromIsrael says...

Since when has road safety, and the lives of passengers not applied at Christmas time?

Can you only be injured in a dangerous taxi at other times, are we all safe to use these dangerous taxi's this Christmas then?

The number of people who defend these drivers, and their dangerous vehicles only shows the number of people who think road safety is something you don't need to worry about.
Since when has road safety, and the lives of passengers not applied at Christmas time? Can you only be injured in a dangerous taxi at other times, are we all safe to use these dangerous taxi's this Christmas then? The number of people who defend these drivers, and their dangerous vehicles only shows the number of people who think road safety is something you don't need to worry about. AlifromIsrael

9:19am Tue 17 Dec 13

useyourhead says...

Mr Arif asks...what good is revoking a licence? The car can be taken to a garage and fixed!
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Well I would think it is a professional drivers responsibility to have already had the faults fixed, not to wait till your caught gambling with our lives, revoking your licence might make others take the rules seriously, and not do as they like!
Mr Arif asks...what good is revoking a licence? The car can be taken to a garage and fixed! - Well I would think it is a professional drivers responsibility to have already had the faults fixed, not to wait till your caught gambling with our lives, revoking your licence might make others take the rules seriously, and not do as they like! useyourhead

9:49am Tue 17 Dec 13

burner says...

When is this goung to be addressed finally ?? It's not the odd one or two, It's well over HALF of those challenged . . . . and many more weren't stopped. Taxis are DANGEROUS . . . . that's the message here !! This is a modern Western nation, not the back streets of a third world culture.
When is this goung to be addressed finally ?? It's not the odd one or two, It's well over HALF of those challenged . . . . and many more weren't stopped. Taxis are DANGEROUS . . . . that's the message here !! This is a modern Western nation, not the back streets of a third world culture. burner

10:17am Tue 17 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Mohammed Arif, chairman of Burnley Private Hire Association, claimed drivers in Burnley ‘do not face a level playing field’.
“Let me be clear: if it’s seriously unsafe, the vehicle shouldn’t be on the road. But what good is revoking a licence?

So we have to wait until a taxi is seriously unsafe do we, will just plain unsafe be still okay?
Jesus, the arrogance of these people is just staggering. They are providing transport to the public so why can't they understand that the vehicles have to be roadworthy and safe at all times without exception?

And it's always somebody else's fault isn't it? The council are picking on us. Other councils dont have such stringent regulations, blah blah blah.

The problem is that when they feel they are being picked on by the authorities who are targeting them for operating mobile death traps the toys come out of the pram and they call a spontaneous strike at midnight on a Saturday causing chaos in the town centres.

The majority of taxi drivers, not all but the majority, are the most disobedient , incompetent group of drivers when it comes to adherence to the road traffic act and the reckless attitude Mr Arif clearly has towards public safety only re-enforces the need for robust zero tolerance targeting of taxis and the drivers/operators who think that the law doesn't apply to them.
Mohammed Arif, chairman of Burnley Private Hire Association, claimed drivers in Burnley ‘do not face a level playing field’. “Let me be clear: if it’s seriously unsafe, the vehicle shouldn’t be on the road. But what good is revoking a licence? So we have to wait until a taxi is seriously unsafe do we, will just plain unsafe be still okay? Jesus, the arrogance of these people is just staggering. They are providing transport to the public so why can't they understand that the vehicles have to be roadworthy and safe at all times without exception? And it's always somebody else's fault isn't it? The council are picking on us. Other councils dont have such stringent regulations, blah blah blah. The problem is that when they feel they are being picked on by the authorities who are targeting them for operating mobile death traps the toys come out of the pram and they call a spontaneous strike at midnight on a Saturday causing chaos in the town centres. The majority of taxi drivers, not all but the majority, are the most disobedient , incompetent group of drivers when it comes to adherence to the road traffic act and the reckless attitude Mr Arif clearly has towards public safety only re-enforces the need for robust zero tolerance targeting of taxis and the drivers/operators who think that the law doesn't apply to them. You're not mugging me off that easily

10:19am Tue 17 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

useyourhead wrote:
Mr Arif asks...what good is revoking a licence? The car can be taken to a garage and fixed!
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Well I would think it is a professional drivers responsibility to have already had the faults fixed, not to wait till your caught gambling with our lives, revoking your licence might make others take the rules seriously, and not do as they like!
That's the biggest joke of all, these people are classed as PROFESSIONAL drivers ! You couldn't make it up.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: Mr Arif asks...what good is revoking a licence? The car can be taken to a garage and fixed! - Well I would think it is a professional drivers responsibility to have already had the faults fixed, not to wait till your caught gambling with our lives, revoking your licence might make others take the rules seriously, and not do as they like![/p][/quote]That's the biggest joke of all, these people are classed as PROFESSIONAL drivers ! You couldn't make it up. You're not mugging me off that easily

11:18am Tue 17 Dec 13

HarryBosch says...

Low fares and safe taxis are not conducive to one another. I know I keep saying this but taxi operators need to operate a rolling maintenance programme and stop just running their vehicles from one test to the next. That's the reason that when the police and council run these operations they find so many unsafe vehicles. A continuing maintenance programme costs money so trying to offer cheap taxi fares just doesn't generate enough revenue to pay for it. I really don't understand why operators are so obsessed by having minimum fares of £2 when what the public really want is a safe, reliable service at a fair price. I'm not being racist when I say this but its Eastern mentality in the Western world. Stop trying to undercut the opposition and concentrate on a safe and reliable service and the customers will come.
Low fares and safe taxis are not conducive to one another. I know I keep saying this but taxi operators need to operate a rolling maintenance programme and stop just running their vehicles from one test to the next. That's the reason that when the police and council run these operations they find so many unsafe vehicles. A continuing maintenance programme costs money so trying to offer cheap taxi fares just doesn't generate enough revenue to pay for it. I really don't understand why operators are so obsessed by having minimum fares of £2 when what the public really want is a safe, reliable service at a fair price. I'm not being racist when I say this but its Eastern mentality in the Western world. Stop trying to undercut the opposition and concentrate on a safe and reliable service and the customers will come. HarryBosch

11:40am Tue 17 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Low fares and safe taxis are not conducive to one another. I know I keep saying this but taxi operators need to operate a rolling maintenance programme and stop just running their vehicles from one test to the next. That's the reason that when the police and council run these operations they find so many unsafe vehicles. A continuing maintenance programme costs money so trying to offer cheap taxi fares just doesn't generate enough revenue to pay for it. I really don't understand why operators are so obsessed by having minimum fares of £2 when what the public really want is a safe, reliable service at a fair price. I'm not being racist when I say this but its Eastern mentality in the Western world. Stop trying to undercut the opposition and concentrate on a safe and reliable service and the customers will come.
There's absolutely nothing racist about that Harry, you're bang on the money. And we shouldn't be afraid to say it.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Low fares and safe taxis are not conducive to one another. I know I keep saying this but taxi operators need to operate a rolling maintenance programme and stop just running their vehicles from one test to the next. That's the reason that when the police and council run these operations they find so many unsafe vehicles. A continuing maintenance programme costs money so trying to offer cheap taxi fares just doesn't generate enough revenue to pay for it. I really don't understand why operators are so obsessed by having minimum fares of £2 when what the public really want is a safe, reliable service at a fair price. I'm not being racist when I say this but its Eastern mentality in the Western world. Stop trying to undercut the opposition and concentrate on a safe and reliable service and the customers will come.[/p][/quote]There's absolutely nothing racist about that Harry, you're bang on the money. And we shouldn't be afraid to say it. You're not mugging me off that easily

1:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Interocitor says...

“Is it fair to deprive a man of his livelihood? The car can be taken to the garage and fixed.”

What a gobsmackingly stupid comment to make!

Burnley Council should be doing this sort of thing more often because 60% being classed as unsafe only goes to show that too many think they can get away with driving unroadworthy vehicles. There's just no excuse whatsoever for faulty tyres, brakes and seatbelts!

Also Burnley Council have a duty to name-and-shame the companies so that we the public can make an informed choice. Without this information we are basically putting our lives into the hands of people who have no regard for the safety of their customers.

So come on Burnley Council; name-and-shame!
“Is it fair to deprive a man of his livelihood? The car can be taken to the garage and fixed.” What a gobsmackingly stupid comment to make! Burnley Council should be doing this sort of thing more often because 60% being classed as unsafe only goes to show that too many think they can get away with driving unroadworthy vehicles. There's just no excuse whatsoever for faulty tyres, brakes and seatbelts! Also Burnley Council have a duty to name-and-shame the companies so that we the public can make an informed choice. Without this information we are basically putting our lives into the hands of people who have no regard for the safety of their customers. So come on Burnley Council; name-and-shame! Interocitor

1:03pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Izanears says...

Hackney carriage boss Charles Oakes backed the safety initiative but private hire spokesman Mohammed Arif said Burnley Council’s testing had gone ‘over-the-top’.
Almost every time you open the Telegraph your read of taxis being found to unroadworthy and this is usually followed by comments like that of Mohammed Arif. While shopping in Nelson the other day I saw at least a dozen taxis lined up by the Interchange. The drivers were sat in one another cars chatting. Surely their time would be better spent checking their vehicles. Regular daily checks would avoid many of the problems that are found during spot inspections. Taxis that are found to be faulty and lost licenses are their fault. Serves the right.
Hackney carriage boss Charles Oakes backed the safety initiative but private hire spokesman Mohammed Arif said Burnley Council’s testing had gone ‘over-the-top’. Almost every time you open the Telegraph your read of taxis being found to unroadworthy and this is usually followed by comments like that of Mohammed Arif. While shopping in Nelson the other day I saw at least a dozen taxis lined up by the Interchange. The drivers were sat in one another cars chatting. Surely their time would be better spent checking their vehicles. Regular daily checks would avoid many of the problems that are found during spot inspections. Taxis that are found to be faulty and lost licenses are their fault. Serves the right. Izanears

1:24pm Tue 17 Dec 13

andy1 says...

I'm surprised they are not threatening to strike which would not be justified. It really is time that any one who wanted to be a taxi owner/driver was made to take a proper test not just a driving test. Some of these people are the most dangerous drivers on the road and openly admit to working 16 plus hour shifts day in day out. Surely that in its self is dangerous. I cant take my car out with defects that do not contravene road worthiness the same has to apply to these people. If the vehicles are dangerous no ifs no buts off the road and those responsible before the courts.
I'm surprised they are not threatening to strike which would not be justified. It really is time that any one who wanted to be a taxi owner/driver was made to take a proper test not just a driving test. Some of these people are the most dangerous drivers on the road and openly admit to working 16 plus hour shifts day in day out. Surely that in its self is dangerous. I cant take my car out with defects that do not contravene road worthiness the same has to apply to these people. If the vehicles are dangerous no ifs no buts off the road and those responsible before the courts. andy1

2:13pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Darren1951 says...

Admittedly, not quite on topic, but the state of many black cabs outside Blackburn railway station is deplorable, with many of them full of rubbish - empty cigarette packets, butt ends, cardboard cups, empty food containers, and the like. I know it's not a safety issue, but it's something thar should be addressed, perhaps by regular, random inspections. It certainly does Blackburn's reputation, or that of E Lancs as a whole, no favours.
Admittedly, not quite on topic, but the state of many black cabs outside Blackburn railway station is deplorable, with many of them full of rubbish - empty cigarette packets, butt ends, cardboard cups, empty food containers, and the like. I know it's not a safety issue, but it's something thar should be addressed, perhaps by regular, random inspections. It certainly does Blackburn's reputation, or that of E Lancs as a whole, no favours. Darren1951

6:05pm Tue 17 Dec 13

timeforcommonsense says...

For too long councils have backed down when taxi drivers have grumbled about the introduction of more stringent guidelines etc. This is the result, drivers become complacent because they feel they are untouchable. These tests need carrying out more often and the rules for licencing cabs are far too relaxed.
For too long councils have backed down when taxi drivers have grumbled about the introduction of more stringent guidelines etc. This is the result, drivers become complacent because they feel they are untouchable. These tests need carrying out more often and the rules for licencing cabs are far too relaxed. timeforcommonsense

7:22pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Claret1966 says...

As a private hire driver I find these figures totally shocking and I have no sympathy whatsoever with any driver who gets caught with a faulty vehicle, these people are giving us all a bad name.

The drivers have no excuses they know the Borough Council standards regarding maintaining they vehicle, also all drivers have to pass a NVQ which involves Health & Safety, Vehicle Checks so they have no excuse at all.

I find Mr Mohammed Arif comments appalling, our jobs as drivers are to get our customers from A to B safely in a road worthy vehicle Mr Arif.

And to say that the council is far too strict is a joke I don't think that having your Vehicle MOT twice a year for Vehicles under 3 years and every 4 months for Vehicles over 3 years is over the top the problem is the drivers not maintaining the Vehicles in-between the MOT's, personally my vehicle goes in every 18,000 miles to be checked and service

I rather see a licence revoke than somebody losing a life because of a driver not maintaining is Vehicle.
As a private hire driver I find these figures totally shocking and I have no sympathy whatsoever with any driver who gets caught with a faulty vehicle, these people are giving us all a bad name. The drivers have no excuses they know the Borough Council standards regarding maintaining they vehicle, also all drivers have to pass a NVQ which involves Health & Safety, Vehicle Checks so they have no excuse at all. I find Mr Mohammed Arif comments appalling, our jobs as drivers are to get our customers from A to B safely in a road worthy vehicle Mr Arif. And to say that the council is far too strict is a joke I don't think that having your Vehicle MOT twice a year for Vehicles under 3 years and every 4 months for Vehicles over 3 years is over the top the problem is the drivers not maintaining the Vehicles in-between the MOT's, personally my vehicle goes in every 18,000 miles to be checked and service I rather see a licence revoke than somebody losing a life because of a driver not maintaining is Vehicle. Claret1966

11:52pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Turfmoorlad1988 says...

With you on this claret1996. Am taxi driver my self our boss gets us to check our cars before shift starts any defect it is sorted right away and the people and council know this is the best firm in Burnley and I don't need to mention the name as you all should know which firm this is. That's the difference between a family run business an cow boys operating with minimum fares at a stupid price. More spot check I say. Merry Xmas to you all.
With you on this claret1996. Am taxi driver my self our boss gets us to check our cars before shift starts any defect it is sorted right away and the people and council know this is the best firm in Burnley and I don't need to mention the name as you all should know which firm this is. That's the difference between a family run business an cow boys operating with minimum fares at a stupid price. More spot check I say. Merry Xmas to you all. Turfmoorlad1988

7:14am Wed 18 Dec 13

golazzo says...

Name and shame those responsible so that we have a choice who we wish to travel with.
Name and shame those responsible so that we have a choice who we wish to travel with. golazzo

12:51pm Wed 18 Dec 13

whitevanman1 says...

Totally agree with the previous comments.
These guys are supposed to be professional drivers.
They should check their vehicles before starting work.
I was shocked to see the state of that Cab tyre on BBC Northwest, goes to show the lack of maintenance by the operator, but you do have to question how they can operate at these ridiculously low fares - corners must get cut somewhere.
Name and shame these operators and shut them down.
Totally agree with the previous comments. These guys are supposed to be professional drivers. They should check their vehicles before starting work. I was shocked to see the state of that Cab tyre on BBC Northwest, goes to show the lack of maintenance by the operator, but you do have to question how they can operate at these ridiculously low fares - corners must get cut somewhere. Name and shame these operators and shut them down. whitevanman1

1:11pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Siouxsie-Jan says...

golazzo wrote:
Name and shame those responsible so that we have a choice who we wish to travel with.
This newspaper could so easily find out the names of the worst companies. All they need to do is ask the council. If they don't comply, then hit them with a FOI request.
[quote][p][bold]golazzo[/bold] wrote: Name and shame those responsible so that we have a choice who we wish to travel with.[/p][/quote]This newspaper could so easily find out the names of the worst companies. All they need to do is ask the council. If they don't comply, then hit them with a FOI request. Siouxsie-Jan

2:15pm Wed 18 Dec 13

mysay.com says...

as a taxi driver myself, some of the comments are bang on the money, some however are not.

more checks...absolutely.
....other councils rules far more relaxed...not on your nelly....too easy to get a taxi license....try it.......most taxi drivers drive like lunatics and have no regard for maintainance or public safety..what a load of twoddle.

the majority of the trade are professional amd treat the job, the council and the travelling public with the utmost respect.

the results highlighted here are disgraceful, I think that Burnley council should make more of an effort to monitor and observe the many private hire vehicles blatently ignoring the law and ranking up outside lava ignite late at night at the weekend, plying for hire, blocking the road off and acting as hackney carriages without the correct insurance or license.

If you want to be hackney....then get a hackney license and insurance, STOP illegally ranking up and carrying the public without insurance.
as a taxi driver myself, some of the comments are bang on the money, some however are not. more checks...absolutely. ....other councils rules far more relaxed...not on your nelly....too easy to get a taxi license....try it.......most taxi drivers drive like lunatics and have no regard for maintainance or public safety..what a load of twoddle. the majority of the trade are professional amd treat the job, the council and the travelling public with the utmost respect. the results highlighted here are disgraceful, I think that Burnley council should make more of an effort to monitor and observe the many private hire vehicles blatently ignoring the law and ranking up outside lava ignite late at night at the weekend, plying for hire, blocking the road off and acting as hackney carriages without the correct insurance or license. If you want to be hackney....then get a hackney license and insurance, STOP illegally ranking up and carrying the public without insurance. mysay.com

4:27pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Copperhead says...

I think we should all be grateful that so many of our taxi-drivers are of asian origin and most likely muslims.
We all know the followers of the prophet are much more caring and honest than westerners and will therefore have their customers best interests at heart.
I think we should all be grateful that so many of our taxi-drivers are of asian origin and most likely muslims. We all know the followers of the prophet are much more caring and honest than westerners and will therefore have their customers best interests at heart. Copperhead

5:42pm Wed 18 Dec 13

jgw50 says...

It will be interesting to see of Burnley Council and the Police continue to carryout random checks on taxis over the holiday period, including license and speed checks. Last year, we were appalled by the number of drivers who didn't have a clue where any of the local venues were or the routes needed to get there. On a number of occasions, my wife had to remind the driver of the speed limit and was met by a torrent of verbal abuse. Mr Mohammed Arif needs to take control of the situation or resign. Stop blaming everyone else and GET A GRIP BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED!!!
It will be interesting to see of Burnley Council and the Police continue to carryout random checks on taxis over the holiday period, including license and speed checks. Last year, we were appalled by the number of drivers who didn't have a clue where any of the local venues were or the routes needed to get there. On a number of occasions, my wife had to remind the driver of the speed limit and was met by a torrent of verbal abuse. Mr Mohammed Arif needs to take control of the situation or resign. Stop blaming everyone else and GET A GRIP BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED!!! jgw50

6:15pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Steve4x4 says...

happycyclist wrote:
That's poor timing. The taxi drivers will struggle to get the problems sorted in time for Christmas. They will lose money and the public will suffer too as there are fewer taxis around. They could easily have done this a couple of weeks ago to give everyone chance to sort the problems out.
Its not about poor timing or the taxi driver will lose money or that the public will suffer because they cannot get a taxi, the point is that these taxis are not for purpose, they are deemed unsafe and not fit to be on the road, these tests should be carried out all year round, no sympathies for taxi drivers at all, they are earning good money for what they do and should at least make sure that their vehicle is up to scratch.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: That's poor timing. The taxi drivers will struggle to get the problems sorted in time for Christmas. They will lose money and the public will suffer too as there are fewer taxis around. They could easily have done this a couple of weeks ago to give everyone chance to sort the problems out.[/p][/quote]Its not about poor timing or the taxi driver will lose money or that the public will suffer because they cannot get a taxi, the point is that these taxis are not for purpose, they are deemed unsafe and not fit to be on the road, these tests should be carried out all year round, no sympathies for taxi drivers at all, they are earning good money for what they do and should at least make sure that their vehicle is up to scratch. Steve4x4

7:39pm Thu 19 Dec 13

mysay.com says...

Steve 4x4, whilst I agree it is not about bad timing, I also agree that these checks should be carried out all year round, in fact they actually are, I have 2 points to make.

1, don't believe everything you read in the press, they glorify everything to make it newsworthy as do the council in order to justify their existence,

I have seen vehicles taken off simply because the sidelight bulbs were the wrong colour
or because VOSA said the brake pads were due to be changed in a few hundred miles, which is then declared as "defective brakes" complete garbage

or an entire fleet of vehicles threatened with revocation simply because the identifying signs which denote which company they belong to are 3mm larger than A4 size,

and 2, "they are earning good money", quite obviously you are not a taxi driver or you would know that we struggle to make ends meet every week.

I am not making excuses for such a poor result, end of story, but please don't make assumptions without knowing the facts. and trust me, they are not in this article.
Steve 4x4, whilst I agree it is not about bad timing, I also agree that these checks should be carried out all year round, in fact they actually are, I have 2 points to make. 1, don't believe everything you read in the press, they glorify everything to make it newsworthy as do the council in order to justify their existence, I have seen vehicles taken off simply because the sidelight bulbs were the wrong colour or because VOSA said the brake pads were due to be changed in a few hundred miles, which is then declared as "defective brakes" complete garbage or an entire fleet of vehicles threatened with revocation simply because the identifying signs which denote which company they belong to are 3mm larger than A4 size, and 2, "they are earning good money", quite obviously you are not a taxi driver or you would know that we struggle to make ends meet every week. I am not making excuses for such a poor result, end of story, but please don't make assumptions without knowing the facts. and trust me, they are not in this article. mysay.com

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