A cab boss has sparked outrage after blaming strict council rules for an increase in domestic abuse by drivers.I...
In a letter to the town hall’s licensing panel Mr Oaks slams the so-called ‘five faults rule’ for black cabs that are more than 10 years old. The rules – just enforced in Bury – bans hackney carriages from the road if they have more than five things wrong with them.
Mr Oaks says it is ‘killing’ the trade in the town.Better, I suspect, than a defective taxi killing your passengers?
In his letter, Mr Oaks, who represents hundreds of drivers in Bury, Bolton and Oldham, says: “Our members say ... it is also causing financial hardship not only to drivers but there [sic] families, and domestic violence is on the increase cased [sic] by the lack of money being earned, to which the councils [sic] policy’s [sic] are being blamed.”*speechless*
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