Pendle licensing officers urging revellers not use unlicenced taxis

First published in Pendle

PENDLE Council’s taxi licensing officers are again urging revellers over the festive period not to risk their safety by using taxis or private hire vehicles that are unlicensed.

Such vehicles will not be insured to carry paying passengers and, because they have not been examined by the council, there are no assurances of their safety or roadworthiness.

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

The licence plates display the council logo, the unique licence identification number of the vehicle, registration number and vehicle details.

Taxi licensing bosses urged people to not get into any vehicle that is parked on the street (other than a taxi parked on a taxi rank) or is parked outside a pub.

Coun Pauline McCormick, chairman of the taxi licensing committee, said: “Taxi drivers are there to get you home safely, and Lancashire Police have asked that you respect the driver.

“Any person who is identified or suspected of assaulting, being racially abusive or causing damage to a driver or vehicle will be prosecuted.”

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5:40am Wed 19 Dec 12

coates warder says...

get you home safe??? have you been in one lately ...90mph between foulridge and barnoldswick then dumped in the middle of the town for 2 young girls then hit with a £12 fare for 5 miles.and a mile walk home in the freezing cold and dark.as an ex-taxi driver of 10 years this is disgusting.after contacting the taxi company they said they were to busy to do door to door at 2am. advise for people use your local taxi company andNOT ONE OFF A RANK.private hire take more care.pendle council get a grip of your taxi's.
get you home safe??? have you been in one lately ...90mph between foulridge and barnoldswick then dumped in the middle of the town for 2 young girls then hit with a £12 fare for 5 miles.and a mile walk home in the freezing cold and dark.as an ex-taxi driver of 10 years this is disgusting.after contacting the taxi company they said they were to busy to do door to door at 2am. advise for people use your local taxi company andNOT ONE OFF A RANK.private hire take more care.pendle council get a grip of your taxi's. coates warder
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