Taxi Driver Russell, tweeted yesterday that he phoned for a minicab to take him to Walthamstow on Saturday.
Although the minicab that turned up came from a local minicab operator, he noticed that stuck on to the windscreen and attached to the vehicle by a power cable, was a Smart Phone/PDA devise.
On the device were the words.
Meter Not Initiated.
As there is only one PH operator using a Taximeter, it's fair to assume the driver is obviously moonlighting for this company, in much the same way Licensed Taxi drivers on Dial A Cab or Com Cab also subscribe to Hailo.
Now it's quite evident from this photo that;
* Uber call this device a Meter.
* The device refers to itself as a Meter.
* The driver of the minicab refers to the device as a Meter.
So for all intense and purpose, it's safe to say that this is a Meter.
The device measures both time and distance to give an overhaul cost of the journey.
So it's not just a Meter, it's a Taximeter.
Everyone knows it's a Taxi meter except Leon Dainels, who has gone to the high court to get a definition from someone smarter than himself.
Considering that we as licensees and also tax payers, pay this man annually the enormous sum of £267,768 plus a performance related pay bonus of £72,690, it would be fair to assume the holder of such high position within TfL should be/would be smart enough to make an informed decision on this matter himself.
Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels, at £340,458 took home more than double the salary of the Prime Minister in 2013.