In a week were we learned that TfLTPH failed miserably in contacted the 13,000 Uber drivers with fake criminal record certificates (which we were informed they would complete within 28 days) and in fact only managed to contact 2,621, we shouldn't be at all surprised about this next item!!!
Let’s go back to the end of last year.
A licensed Taxi driver saw TfL directors having a meal outside a restaurant in Mount Street.
Having parked safely, he walked back to the restaurant and video'd a group who included a couple of TfL Director’s sitting in the street, a public place.
The driver then posted the video on his twitter account.
Now fast forward to this year...
5 Uber drivers decided to take advantage of a fraudulent scam, thought up by a 19year old.
Back to the licensed Taxi driver.
He was reported to the Met Police who said he had broken no laws and so would it be charged with any offence.
The 5 Uber drivers were charged and found guilty, givens prison sentence that was suspended.
Now here is the million dollar question......
Who would you say, deserves to have their licence revoked ?
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Now don’t forget, this is Mike Browns TfL we are dealing with.
So you shouldn’t be surprise to know that (as of today) only one driver has had his licence revoked and that is the Licensed Taxi driver.
Just before posting this article, we checked and all the Uber drivers are are still listed as private hire drivers.
According to the online TfL Private Hire Driver Checker, these drivers:
Michael Julien, 50, Dan-Alexandru Pasat, 29, Kamlesh Sagoo, 62, Ibrahim Tekagac, 35, and Mihai Toader, 32,
are still licensed as PH drivers tonight and could be out there fraudulently ripping off unsuspecting members of the public.
16:00pm, 8th November 2017: All five still showing as licensed PH on TfL website !!!
What do you have to do to get your PH licence revoked?
Apparently theft and fraud isn't enough....
TfL asked why these drivers are still registered as private hire drivers?
Not surprisingly....no reply from TfLTPH.
Also this week:
we've seen another example of one rule for private hire operators and another stricter rule for Taxi drivers.
We've written many times on Taxi leaks about the inaction of TfL over the Rugby World Cup livery on Addison Lee's vans.
Although they were told to remove, they ignored until their contract was completed. TfL informed Taxi Leaks that no action was taken against the Minicab firm.
This week we saw Transport for London say "Free Balochistan" adverts put up by a human rights charity must be removed from black cabs in London.
It's been alleged that the Pakistani government has put unfair pressure on the Foreign Office (Boris Johnson's department) to get Transport for London, which regulates black cabs, to remove the adverts.
Bit like the Tory Chumocracy putting pressure on TfL (in Boris Johnson's own words) to go easy on Uber's London operation.