A report has warned that forcing taxi drivers to take additional licensing tests could force ethnic minorities and women out of the trade.*tries to feign interest* OK, how?
This is because of the extra cost of taking the test and the loss of income while training for it.Isn't that the same for the chaps?
Because of the higher proportion of women working part-time the test may act as a greater barrier to women entering and remaining in the profession.Ah. Well, tough.
The report also says that drivers that holding an EU driving licence will find it harder to pass the additional driving test because the requirements involved differ from EU requirements.Translation: They are more stringent. As you'd expect.
But Helen Chapman, TfL’s interim director of licensing, regulation and charging, said the proposals would be “pivotal” in protecting the public.
Ms Chapman added: “The experiences of passengers and their safety is at the heart of everything we do.”Good! For once. you're earning your salary. Crack on, and ignore the squealing.