A taxi driver refused to take a blind man's guide dog in his car - but blamed it on his asthma.But surely if this is genuine you can get an exemption?
But he was ordered to pay a fine after Kirklees magistrates heard that he did not possess a medical exemption certificate.Ah. Must have slipped his mind?
Cabbie Mohammed Sattar, who works for Skelmanthorpe Cars, told the man that he was allergic to dogs when he came to collect him on April 5.*rolls eyes*
Sattar, of Moorside Avenue in Crosland Moor , was investigated and provided a letter from his GP saying that he suffered from asthma and this was exacerbated by dog and cat hairs.
As a result, the doctor said, he was unable to carry such animals however Mr Hanif said that the fact that the driver was unable to transport them was not the issue.
He explained that all private hire taxi drivers are required to take a course which includes dealing with difficult customers and different scenarios. Mr Hanif said:
“Within that training course it is explained that if you have such issues you have to apply for an exemption certificate.”And if you're too dim to grasp that, perhaps some other line of work would suit you better?