East Lancs taxi drivers face ‘scrap car’ threat

East Lancs taxi drivers face ‘scrap car’ threat

East Lancs taxi drivers face ‘scrap car’ threat

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Hyndburn reporter

TAXI drivers in Hyndburn will be forced to scrap cars that don’t meet emissions targets, it was revealed.

The council’s new taxi policy will come into force next month following a consultation with drivers in the borough, if councillors agree.

Hackney carriage owners will be made to install a swivel seat for disabled passengers, and signage and markings on glasswork will be banned.

Although the council has backtracked on plans to take private hire cars older than seven years off the road, because ‘vehicle age is potentially an arbitrary test’, it is mainly only newer models that will meet the new emissions standards.

The council said vehicles must meet the Euro Three standard by 2015, Euro Four by 2016 and Euro Five by 2017.

EU directives stated all cars must be Euro Five standard by September 2010.

All cars will continue to be tested twice a year, and three when they reach the age of seven.

A spokesman for Accrington firm Max Cabs said: “This has not been finalised, it’s a long way from being finalised and if people want to contest it they can do, although I don’t know if any will.

“It will be better for taxiing in general. We will have a clean, better fleet and drivers will have a newer car that they will probably take better care of.”

The Lancashire Telegraph first revealed plans to bring in a new policy in December.

Speaking at the time, deputy council leader Coun Clare Pritchard said: “This is about providing a comprehensive plan.

“We have several policies hanging around and this will bring it into one complete policy.

“I would hope it would improve standards.”

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4:10pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Izanears says...

Anything that makes taxis safer gets my vote. The state of some that one sees is quite alarming. Couple that with how many taxis throughout East Lancs fail the test when checked makes it even more important that complaints by the taxi owners are ignored and councils continue to make the vehicles, cleaner and safer.
Anything that makes taxis safer gets my vote. The state of some that one sees is quite alarming. Couple that with how many taxis throughout East Lancs fail the test when checked makes it even more important that complaints by the taxi owners are ignored and councils continue to make the vehicles, cleaner and safer. Izanears
  • Score: 56

4:27pm Thu 17 Apr 14

maxcollie says...

About time!
About time! maxcollie
  • Score: 48

4:48pm Thu 17 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Izanears wrote:
Anything that makes taxis safer gets my vote. The state of some that one sees is quite alarming. Couple that with how many taxis throughout East Lancs fail the test when checked makes it even more important that complaints by the taxi owners are ignored and councils continue to make the vehicles, cleaner and safer.
Not before time an absolutely SPOT ON ! ! !
[quote][p][bold]Izanears[/bold] wrote: Anything that makes taxis safer gets my vote. The state of some that one sees is quite alarming. Couple that with how many taxis throughout East Lancs fail the test when checked makes it even more important that complaints by the taxi owners are ignored and councils continue to make the vehicles, cleaner and safer.[/p][/quote]Not before time an absolutely SPOT ON ! ! ! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 48

5:24pm Thu 17 Apr 14

burner says...

I wouldn't consider any vehicle more than 5 years old remotely safe. I'm OK if someone wants to run one, that's their own risk, but not to provide a commercial service. Safety is paramount.
I wouldn't consider any vehicle more than 5 years old remotely safe. I'm OK if someone wants to run one, that's their own risk, but not to provide a commercial service. Safety is paramount. burner
  • Score: 41

5:51pm Thu 17 Apr 14

grumpyoldlady says...

It is not only the cars that look a mess, the drivers also need to take a long look at themselves. Has anyone noticed the difference between bus and taxi drivers? On the whole the bus drivers look very smart and professional.
It is not only the cars that look a mess, the drivers also need to take a long look at themselves. Has anyone noticed the difference between bus and taxi drivers? On the whole the bus drivers look very smart and professional. grumpyoldlady
  • Score: 53

5:56pm Thu 17 Apr 14

onsidecobra says...

No doubt there will be a general outcry from the taxi drivers, but let's hope that it is ignored and sub standard vehicles will then not be allowed to operate on the roads. As 'burner' says, safety is paramount.
No doubt there will be a general outcry from the taxi drivers, but let's hope that it is ignored and sub standard vehicles will then not be allowed to operate on the roads. As 'burner' says, safety is paramount. onsidecobra
  • Score: 47

6:09pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Legal Beagle says...

Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous.

How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine.

Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect.

This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure.
Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous. How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine. Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect. This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure. Legal Beagle
  • Score: -34

6:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

shanbrurik says...

Utter tosh, legal beagle.Clean air is important to all of us, especially people with breathing problems.If you want to stand next to a taxi ticking over(for some conciderable time sometimes if they are busy talking to each other)then go for it .You will soon change your mind when you develope COPD.If they have to get newer cars it might encourage them to wash them too.
Utter tosh, legal beagle.Clean air is important to all of us, especially people with breathing problems.If you want to stand next to a taxi ticking over(for some conciderable time sometimes if they are busy talking to each other)then go for it .You will soon change your mind when you develope COPD.If they have to get newer cars it might encourage them to wash them too. shanbrurik
  • Score: 42

7:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Copperhead says...

Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners. Copperhead
  • Score: 47

9:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Legal Beagle wrote:
Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous.

How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine.

Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect.

This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure.
I understand where you are coming from my friend but we really do need to start to take seriously this planet we live on, it's in trouble and we are all going to have to make changes to save it.
[quote][p][bold]Legal Beagle[/bold] wrote: Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous. How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine. Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect. This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure.[/p][/quote]I understand where you are coming from my friend but we really do need to start to take seriously this planet we live on, it's in trouble and we are all going to have to make changes to save it. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: -23

9:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

burner says...

Words of much wisdom, copperhead . . . well said !
Words of much wisdom, copperhead . . . well said ! burner
  • Score: 35

10:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

zabby says...

Simple solution to all the wrong doings by taxi firms is have a council run taxi service no private hire ,all drivers would then be crb checked ,I'd checked and last but not least tax would be paid every ones a winner
Simple solution to all the wrong doings by taxi firms is have a council run taxi service no private hire ,all drivers would then be crb checked ,I'd checked and last but not least tax would be paid every ones a winner zabby
  • Score: 35

1:08am Fri 18 Apr 14

Rishtonian says...

shanbrurik wrote:
Utter tosh, legal beagle.Clean air is important to all of us, especially people with breathing problems.If you want to stand next to a taxi ticking over(for some conciderable time sometimes if they are busy talking to each other)then go for it .You will soon change your mind when you develope COPD.If they have to get newer cars it might encourage them to wash them too.
I have COPD and find that this Legislation is a joke, you will all start to complain when fares have to go up to cover the cost of new cars ect and no I am NOT a taxi driver
[quote][p][bold]shanbrurik[/bold] wrote: Utter tosh, legal beagle.Clean air is important to all of us, especially people with breathing problems.If you want to stand next to a taxi ticking over(for some conciderable time sometimes if they are busy talking to each other)then go for it .You will soon change your mind when you develope COPD.If they have to get newer cars it might encourage them to wash them too.[/p][/quote]I have COPD and find that this Legislation is a joke, you will all start to complain when fares have to go up to cover the cost of new cars ect and no I am NOT a taxi driver Rishtonian
  • Score: -26

1:18am Fri 18 Apr 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Not just the fumes from the cars though is it?Try the fag smoke inside!
Not just the fumes from the cars though is it?Try the fag smoke inside! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 33

11:04am Fri 18 Apr 14

drunken donut says...

The thing to do is only use Taxi firms who run good clean modern cars, and whose drivers are polite, well turned out and helpful, ok it may cost you a bit extra but in the end all these dirty, dangerous Taxis with surly drivers smelling of cigarettes will be forced out of business. The firm I patronise uses good quality cars with well turned out drivers that call you sir or madam, they are reliable and punctual and it only cost me an extra £5 return to Manchester airport.
The thing to do is only use Taxi firms who run good clean modern cars, and whose drivers are polite, well turned out and helpful, ok it may cost you a bit extra but in the end all these dirty, dangerous Taxis with surly drivers smelling of cigarettes will be forced out of business. The firm I patronise uses good quality cars with well turned out drivers that call you sir or madam, they are reliable and punctual and it only cost me an extra £5 return to Manchester airport. drunken donut
  • Score: 34

12:42pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
A CPC is mandatory for Hgv owner drivers, many limo drivers
why not taxis ? ? Should have been a requirement years ago
CPC holders have to have a named and approved service centre and schedule and keep up to date records for scrutinisation by Vosa
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]A CPC is mandatory for Hgv owner drivers, many limo drivers why not taxis ? ? Should have been a requirement years ago CPC holders have to have a named and approved service centre and schedule and keep up to date records for scrutinisation by Vosa ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 31

7:46pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Pat Howarth says...

Copperhead and Zabby are talking so much sense......I sometimes wonder if taxi drivers ever heard of the highway code because many of them break most of the rules in it. They drive like the rules just don't apply to them.
I also think drivers should be CRB checked....I've read enough in the papers to feel that should be a definite requirement. Not just taxi drivers actually, but anyone who has a close, regular connection with women and children in their everyday job....
Copperhead and Zabby are talking so much sense......I sometimes wonder if taxi drivers ever heard of the highway code because many of them break most of the rules in it. They drive like the rules just don't apply to them. I also think drivers should be CRB checked....I've read enough in the papers to feel that should be a definite requirement. Not just taxi drivers actually, but anyone who has a close, regular connection with women and children in their everyday job.... Pat Howarth
  • Score: 31

8:01pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
And worth every penny
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]And worth every penny ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 29

8:13pm Fri 18 Apr 14

TONY WALES says...

Legal Beagle wrote:
Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous.

How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine.

Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect.

This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure.
If you want the standard of the taxi's to meet the standard's of a taxi in Pakistan and not of the EU, why do you not go and buy, and drive one in Pakistan.
If you want to live in this country start to live to the standards of this country
Nobody will miss you.........Goodbye.
..you are the weakest link
[quote][p][bold]Legal Beagle[/bold] wrote: Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous. How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine. Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect. This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure.[/p][/quote]If you want the standard of the taxi's to meet the standard's of a taxi in Pakistan and not of the EU, why do you not go and buy, and drive one in Pakistan. If you want to live in this country start to live to the standards of this country Nobody will miss you.........Goodbye. ..you are the weakest link TONY WALES
  • Score: 27

8:15pm Fri 18 Apr 14

TONY WALES says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Not just the fumes from the cars though is it?Try the fag smoke inside!
Don't forget the smell of stinking curry (sold as lamb but not lamb)
as well
Sometimes you want to throw up.
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Not just the fumes from the cars though is it?Try the fag smoke inside![/p][/quote]Don't forget the smell of stinking curry (sold as lamb but not lamb) as well Sometimes you want to throw up. TONY WALES
  • Score: 33

8:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

TONY WALES wrote:
Legal Beagle wrote:
Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous.

How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine.

Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect.

This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure.
If you want the standard of the taxi's to meet the standard's of a taxi in Pakistan and not of the EU, why do you not go and buy, and drive one in Pakistan.
If you want to live in this country start to live to the standards of this country
Nobody will miss you.........Goodbye.

..you are the weakest link
Very well said thank you
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Legal Beagle[/bold] wrote: Absurd bureaucracy yet again. So an otherwise perfectly sound and serviceable car is to be scrapped just because its exhaust isn't as squeaky clean as an EU regulation insists? That is utterly ridiculous. How much CO2 is going to be created in (a) scrapping a perfectly good car; and (b) creating its replacement? I'll bet it's a million times more than the pathetic amount saved by the lower emissions engine. Unfortunately, the boneheads who create these policies have such tunnel vision that they can't see the bigger picture - their supposed attempts to limit environmental damage are actually having the directly opposite effect. This is taking the concept of built-in obsolescence to heights undreamed of even by car manufacturers, and I'm sure they will be deeply grateful to the EU for this measure.[/p][/quote]If you want the standard of the taxi's to meet the standard's of a taxi in Pakistan and not of the EU, why do you not go and buy, and drive one in Pakistan. If you want to live in this country start to live to the standards of this country Nobody will miss you.........Goodbye. ..you are the weakest link[/p][/quote]Very well said thank you ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 28

12:12pm Sat 19 Apr 14

coates warder says...

Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin. coates warder
  • Score: -26

12:12pm Sat 19 Apr 14

coates warder says...

Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin. coates warder
  • Score: -30

4:56pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
[quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 28

7:06pm Sat 19 Apr 14

becky1984 says...

only decent taxi firm in accy is hyndburn taxis, they all clean n tidy n dont stink and dont look like the wheels are going to fall off
only decent taxi firm in accy is hyndburn taxis, they all clean n tidy n dont stink and dont look like the wheels are going to fall off becky1984
  • Score: -27

9:25pm Sat 19 Apr 14

vendetta64 says...

coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
your wrong we did our CPC over 4 years so ours officially runs for nearly 6 years and as we have a valid CPC we now only have to do 1 x 7 hour session per year up to the end of the next period in my case 2019
[quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]your wrong we did our CPC over 4 years so ours officially runs for nearly 6 years and as we have a valid CPC we now only have to do 1 x 7 hour session per year up to the end of the next period in my case 2019 vendetta64
  • Score: -29

10:00pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 28

10:07pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 27

9:10am Sun 20 Apr 14

TONY WALES says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
I don't think many of them can read or write English.
Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!![/p][/quote]I don't think many of them can read or write English. Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either TONY WALES
  • Score: 30

3:11pm Sun 20 Apr 14

duggie123 says...

about time, the state of some of our local taxis are shocking, I was recently collected by a mini bus hired from a local company and was amazed it got back to accrington. The back axle was moving with every gear change !!!
I think the drivers should also be required to speak english, I have recently had to provide directions to my destination using hand signs
about time, the state of some of our local taxis are shocking, I was recently collected by a mini bus hired from a local company and was amazed it got back to accrington. The back axle was moving with every gear change !!! I think the drivers should also be required to speak english, I have recently had to provide directions to my destination using hand signs duggie123
  • Score: 31

12:45pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

TONY WALES wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
I don't think many of them can read or write English.
Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either
That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!![/p][/quote]I don't think many of them can read or write English. Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either[/p][/quote]That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 28

1:21pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
I don't think many of them can read or write English.
Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either
That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e
And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! !
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!![/p][/quote]I don't think many of them can read or write English. Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either[/p][/quote]That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e[/p][/quote]And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! ! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 27

3:25pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
I don't think many of them can read or write English.
Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either
That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e
And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! !
Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ?
Next could be "is it yours ?" lol
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!![/p][/quote]I don't think many of them can read or write English. Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either[/p][/quote]That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e[/p][/quote]And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! ![/p][/quote]Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ? Next could be "is it yours ?" lol ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 26

4:00pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
I don't think many of them can read or write English.
Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either
That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e
And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! !
Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ?
Next could be "is it yours ?" lol
Final question "Where is Asia" ? (do not use satnav !!)
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!![/p][/quote]I don't think many of them can read or write English. Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either[/p][/quote]That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e[/p][/quote]And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! ![/p][/quote]Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ? Next could be "is it yours ?" lol[/p][/quote]Final question "Where is Asia" ? (do not use satnav !!) ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 25

4:47pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
I don't think many of them can read or write English.
Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either
That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e
And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! !
Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ?
Next could be "is it yours ?" lol
Are you a registered Punkawalla
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!![/p][/quote]I don't think many of them can read or write English. Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either[/p][/quote]That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e[/p][/quote]And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! ![/p][/quote]Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ? Next could be "is it yours ?" lol[/p][/quote]Are you a registered Punkawalla ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 22

5:57pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

TONY WALES wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Not just the fumes from the cars though is it?Try the fag smoke inside!
Don't forget the smell of stinking curry (sold as lamb but not lamb)
as well
Sometimes you want to throw up.
Thinking about it the drivers don't need to be able to find their way home from the bad smells in some the cars they sleep in them
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Not just the fumes from the cars though is it?Try the fag smoke inside![/p][/quote]Don't forget the smell of stinking curry (sold as lamb but not lamb) as well Sometimes you want to throw up.[/p][/quote]Thinking about it the drivers don't need to be able to find their way home from the bad smells in some the cars they sleep in them ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 22

9:53pm Tue 29 Apr 14

John05 says...

burner wrote:
I wouldn't consider any vehicle more than 5 years old remotely safe. I'm OK if someone wants to run one, that's their own risk, but not to provide a commercial service. Safety is paramount.
There's no reason to believe a car that's 5, 10 or even 15 years old is unsafe so long as it's maintained properly. A car that's only a couple of years old that does high mileages can have bald tyres, worn brakes, defective lights, no oil in the engine and numerous other faults that render it unsafe. Many people neglect their cars, carrying out no maintenance whatsoever, and treat them harshly, thinking they're perfectly safe up to a certain age before suddenly becoming unreliable deathtraps overnight.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't consider any vehicle more than 5 years old remotely safe. I'm OK if someone wants to run one, that's their own risk, but not to provide a commercial service. Safety is paramount.[/p][/quote]There's no reason to believe a car that's 5, 10 or even 15 years old is unsafe so long as it's maintained properly. A car that's only a couple of years old that does high mileages can have bald tyres, worn brakes, defective lights, no oil in the engine and numerous other faults that render it unsafe. Many people neglect their cars, carrying out no maintenance whatsoever, and treat them harshly, thinking they're perfectly safe up to a certain age before suddenly becoming unreliable deathtraps overnight. John05
  • Score: 11

11:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
coates warder wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence.
This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc.
It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles.
After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs.
I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too.
It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.
some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.
C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?
a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.
It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!!
I don't think many of them can read or write English.
Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either
That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e
And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! !
Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ?
Next could be "is it yours ?" lol
Final question "Where is Asia" ? (do not use satnav !!)
Tie breaker could be spell TAXI.
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coates warder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Many professional drivers have to undergo a programme of continual training or else they will lose their right to drive, even if they have a current licence. This is called the CPC course and involves 7hrs of classroom instruction once a year for 5 years. It is a refresher course on things like the Highway Code, driver's permitted hours, vehicle safety, transport law etc etc. It is currently applicable to drivers of buses ( PCV ), large goods vehicles ( LGV ) and 7.5 ton goods vehicles. After your 35 hrs of training you get your Driver's Qualification Card and can then drive the appropriate vehicle but you must keep up with the training because the DQC card expires after 5yrs. I think it would be a good idea for taxi drivers - surely the worst offenders EVER when it comes to ignoring both the rules of the road AND good manners on the road - to have to do this qualification too. It costs about £375 or so over 5yrs which would be money well spent ( by the driver him/herself ) if it teach taxi drivers some road manners.[/p][/quote]some of these quotes are wrong. as a hgv driver the cpc course has to be done by september 2014.5 sessions of 7 hours have to be compleated by then and not 1 x 7 hour session every year is wrong. get your facts before giving info out. if not compleated you cannot drive a hgv even though you still hold a licence to drive. how many has this put on the dole or paying out for this course and taking time off work to do the course will be a minimum £700 into the conservative goverments pocket. how i love being told how to drive a hgv by someone who cant drive a hard bargin.[/p][/quote]C P C / D Q C are 2 entirely. Different things aren't they ? ?[/p][/quote]a Certificate of Professional Competence is usually awarded to a person after passing a relevant R S A exam or more usually to self employed owner drivers,there are 2 versions,National & International,at the time I got mine there was no follow up or retest.[/p][/quote]It surprises me how of the "professional comments" left here show little or no knowledge of the subject they are quoting !!![/p][/quote]I don't think many of them can read or write English. Come to think of it, not many can speak English very well either[/p][/quote]That explains why they can't drive, can't clean cars, and generally don't give a sh*t e[/p][/quote]And appear to have difficulty knowing which button to press on a bell push (single type) ! ![/p][/quote]Is there any type of knowledge test for prospective drivers/operators in Hyndburn ? Because from experience a vast majority can't even spell Taxi and must even have difficulty finding their way home !! 1 question could be "have you got a driving licence" ? Next could be "is it yours ?" lol[/p][/quote]Final question "Where is Asia" ? (do not use satnav !!)[/p][/quote]Tie breaker could be spell TAXI. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 11

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