Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Lose A Little...Gain A Lot : by I'm Spartacus

A young child has sadly become victim to a fatal accident, which took place at Hyde Park Gate, at 18:10hrs last night. The 1 year old boy was being pushed by his mother in a buggy when the collision occurred.

He was immediately taken to a central London hospital by London Ambulance, where he later died at 21:50hrs.

Again people rage and ask who cares and what's going to be done?

Well if your looking to TFL to galvanise themselves, don't waste your breath, the bottom line either in licence fees or operator profits trump any moral duty to public safety.

Here's my proposal:

The use of hands free phones and data terminals to be banned in moving vehicles, to use them you must be legally parked or in our case on a rank, engine off. After all it's only what the Highway Code recommends  all distraction is dangerous.

What about the radio circuits and apps I here the cry go up, well so what, if they cared about public safety they would endorse this, I will also say if they cared about the future of the trade rather than their own short term interests they would be sitting around a table thrashing out a merger. One circuit, One App, One number.

What about your phone calls discussing the football or bedroom gymnastics with your partner(or even someone else's), they can wait until your safely parked.

What about PH in town, well that's a problem for them and if they can't park legally, they need to use a car park, after all they shouldn't be in the CC zone without a booked job (OK stop laughing now!).

So here's something to come together about, don't let me persuade you, let the thought of that little child lying in intensive care compel you.

I'm Spartacus

Editorial Update on Hyde Park Gate Incident. 
Apparently the driver of the Prius drivers most of the time for Atlas cars, but he also has the Uber app. He told LBC the last time he drove for Uber was on Sunday night and at the time of the fatal incident, he was empty and not working on Uber.

Amazingly, even with all the photographs flouting around on Twitter and other social media, the online blog news site London 24, decided to call the Prius a licensed Taxi???.