Saturday, April 28, 2018
City Of London Police Appeal For Cyclist Involved In Road Traffic Collision With Uber Car To Come Forward
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An all-day meeting of the Brighton and Hove city council licensing committee has heard from taxi and Privat hire companies who want Uber’s Licence revoked because it is not “fit and proper.”
Customers speaking in support of the ride-hailing app praised its convenience and user-friendliness. Well they would, they don't care about safety or regulation....they just want cheap.
But opponents have cited a data breach and a lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles as reasons to pull the licence, which was first granted in November 2015. Also to be mentioned is the fact that Uber allows 13,000 of its London drivers to carry on working, knowing they've had fake criminal record checks and many have had fake medicals. Uber rapes by drivers on passengers were up last year by 50% to over one a week.
Chairwoman Cllr Jacqui O’Quinn told the meeting that under current cross-boarder regulations, even if the council revokes the licence, Uber drivers licensed elsewhere will still be entitled to operate in the city.
After lunch Uber barrister Philip Kolvin said the company was not trying was not trying to “skirt round” the city’s regulations. Makes a change from their normal policy of "it's easier to seek forgiveness than permission".
He said Uber had regionalised its business and prevented London-licensed drivers from operating in the city. But speaking to local drivers, his is far from the truth as TfL roundels can be spotted daily on many vehicles working the Uber app.
Uber have tried bribing their drivers, offering them up to £1,000 to switch from a London licence to a Brighton licence.
The company said they could have 20 wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) by the time it has 100 drivers here. It currently has only has 62 with WAVs few and far between.
A decision will be announced on Wednesday.
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT.
It's been inferred by supporters of the non domicile, non UK Taxi paying company that the three councillors on the panel are unqualified to sit in judgement as none of these ladies have the app, or have ever used the services of Uber.
All we can say is, if that is the case...then these three ladies are truly very wise. Surely their wisdom and neutrality makes them perfect for the job
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Tilehurst Private Hire Company Fined For Operating In Reading Using Vito With Expired Transport For London Roundels
A Tilehurst Privat Hire company has been heavily fined for breaking the rules.
In a routine inspection, licensing officers spotted a silver Mercedes Vito operating as a school transport vehicle outside The Holy Brook School in Ashampstead Road, Southcote.
On closer inspection, the officers realised the car was displaying an expired Transport for London private hire vehicle licence roundel.
The operation, carried out by Reading Borough Council's licensing officers and legal team, then managed to track down the offenders.
The men responsible have both been slapped with fines for breaking the rules at separate hearings in Reading Magistrates Court.
Anthony Roe, 51, of Lower Armour Road, Tilehurst, the operator of 1st Class Cars, was found guilty in his absence of operating a private hire vehicle without a current licence, during a hearing on Monday, April 9.
He was fined £800 and ordered to pay legal costs of £1,500 and an £80 victim surcharge.
Clarence Harry, 63, of Halls Road, Tilehurst, Berkshire, the driver of the Mercedes Vito, appeared before magistrates on Thursday, April 12, and was found guilty of driving/plying for hire without a licence.
He was fined £120 and ordered to pay legal costs of £120 and a £30 victim surcharge.
The council's licensing officers are regularly out and about in the borough carrying out checks on private hire vehicles, their drivers for the safety of all their customers.