A London Cabby sitting on the rank outside the Churchill Hotel sat in disbelief as a Private Hire car displaying TfL roundels approached, not only driving the wrong way into Portman Square, but also on the pavement.
The video, shows the car Volkswagen Sharan as it past by on the pavement opposite the rank.
The driver told Taxi Leaks he felt comfortable sending the footage to TfL which was clearly shot on his phone, as he'd removed the keys from his ignition first, before grabbing his phone.
I’m ranked on Churchill this clown comes the wrong way down Portman Sq then decides to mount the pavement and continue till he can do a U turn.
@TfLTPH your putting lives at risk
Please confirm the time and date of this incident so I can report the driver of LM64UWW.
Please also report unsafe driving to the police using this online tool: met.police.uk/ro/report/rti/…
The driver then replied:-
Time & date as posted! You licensed him you report him...
To which TfLTPH answered, Thank you.
Watch the full video sent to TfL here..click the link below.
So now, (according to TfL) we are not just expected to be just Taxi drivers, but also the eyes and ears of the police.
You couldn't make it up!
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT :
Meantime, where are the eyes and ears of TfLTPH...???