Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Back To The Future ? First call Woodfield I'm Spartacus

Drivers: Changes to penalties for handheld mobile phone use:
From 1 March 2017, the penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving will increase to 6 points on your licence and a £200 fine.

THINK! has launched a new campaign encouraging drivers to put their phone in the glove compartment while driving to avoid temptation.

Ironically, TfL advise their own drivers to find a safe spot and pick up messages, return calls or set up SatNavs.
Yet there is no such publication aimed at the Taxi and Private Hire trades

So in the week that a long overdue crackdown on mobile phone and use of devices in the vehicle will attract 6 points and stiffer fines, as expected TfL & the Met are silent on the matter but be sure other constabularies will do their duty.

We expect them to give a special look at those interacting with a certain app outside their area of licensing.

With the technology available today, apps can be adjusted so they only work below 4 kph, but it's probably safer that they only work when stationary.

So maybe back to the future with voice despatch for Taxi's, who doesn't miss it?). Swop shops, quizzes, banter, cheating, mad dispatchers, all part of the fun.

Somewhere stashed away in stores, are loads of old radio sets, rumour has it some are in the back of what's now the wine cellar at Woodfield Road.

How much longer can TfL defend the indefensible, no excuses not to act and pass regulations prohibiting in motion use.

'Can anyone offer a time?'

I'm Spartacus

Editorial Extra :
Taxi Leaks have recieved this message from the London Cab Drivers Club. The clubs ranks and highways officer Alan McGrady has asked the Essex Police to clarify the situation regarding mobiles and SatNavs in cradles.

Nothing from the LTDA, nothing from the UCG, nothing from the RMT and nothing from Unite.

This from the GMB

Bit hard though if your on an UberPool job 😂😂😂