So why do we complain?
Why do we campaign so hard?
Why do we keep going when it seems no one is listening?
Between now and New Year's Day, according to statistics taken from a Metropolitan Police report on Problem Orientated Policing, many young lives and the lives of their families are going to be shattered.
Revellers, will leave bars, night clubs, Christmas parties and be shepherded by unscrupulous clipboard johnnies into cars, illegally plying for hire outside.
According to the Met's report, in the next few weeks, over 100 vulnerable people from this group will be seriously sexually assaulted and some will be violently raped.
Only 10% of victims will report their attack.
"Taxi leaks", formally known as "the Anderson Shelter" has been campaigning since 2008, about the illegally plying for hire taking place outside night venues.
We were the first to publicise the set up of a Private a Hire Rank, by Westminster Council, on a Bus Stand least for the purpose from TfL.
This cause the trade to unite for the mass demo of 2009.
Following the demonstrations that accompanied the killer on the knowledge story and in an attempt to regain the moral high ground, TfL top brass decide to have a reshuffle.
What followed was to be catastrophic to the future of the Licensed a Taxi Trade.
The new directorate at LTPH along with their new middle management, decided on a plan to divide the trade, insuring no more united mass demos. And so it came to pass, the engagement policy was born. But membership came at a price, anyone rocking the boat wold not be eligible.
LTPH's new team then set about escalating the agenda contained within the STaN report and satellite office licences were issued like confetti.
Cause and affect.
Although the Whitcomb Street rank is long gone, the lack of enforcement from LTPH saw illegal minicab ranks spring up outside virtually every bar, club and restaurant in the West End.
Sexual predators have been using these lines of cars ever since they first appeared, to obtain fresh victims. Every week, new alternatives are gifted to the predators as blind eyes are turned to the victims of sexual assaults and rapes.
Our complaints to the licensing authority, police forces and local councils have constantly fallen on death ears. To add insult to injury, the Cab enforcement unit has been cut back to a state of virtual non-existence. Compliance officers regularly show no knowledge of Hackney Carriage, private hire acts/laws whatsoever.
Now as the trade waits for the final nail in the coffin from the Law Commission, who say they will not push to define in law our sole right to ply for hire, TfL pull the chain and the engagement, policy having done everything TfL hoped it would, is flushed away.
The RMT has written to the new director of on street enforcement, Steve Burton and asked for a statement plus positive legal proof, to back up the statement from his compliance officer.
So far there has been no reply from Mr Burton or his team.