ON March 20, Tameside Council’s Speaker’s Panel (licensing) revoked the licence of a taxi driver who showed great irresponsibility by almost knocking a cyclist off his bike and then subjecting the man to a torrent of abuse.
Tameside Council expects the highest standards of conduct from its taxi drivers. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all have a right to use the roads without risking their lives and should treat each other with respect and without aggression. Taxi drivers, of all people, should be setting a good example.
Such cases are very rare, but when they do occur Tameside Council will not hesitate to use its enforcement powers. Fortunately, most people drive in a sensible and courteous way.
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