The Photo above was taken at the Canning Town Test Centre.
So now we know why there are so many PHVs in Central London. Every street, every main road is full of identical Prius PHVs.
Making them pay the congestion charge hasn’t made a difference and the reason it hasn’t made a difference.....is because groups of them are sharing the cost by sharing the same Number plate.
They only need to get one Prius passed at NSL and then two, three, four or five Prius, no matter what condition, can all work. Plus are they all working different cars off the one insurance?
But how do they all manage to work the Uber app on different phones.... surely Uber have systems in place to stop this .... ha ha ha!!!!
Once the new cloned plates are fitted, all charges become insignificant when share between two, three, four or even five drivers!!!
TfL along with the CEU, have to clamp down on this by arranging road blocks and checking the VIN plate numbers and any driver found with false plates should immediately have their PHV licence revoked and if the car has false plates, it is uninsured and should immediately be seized by the police.
Going on TfL passed performance over the last 24 months, I wouldn’t hold your breath. They no longer seem to be concerned with compliance when it comes to Private hire....
But, God forbid a licensed Taxi driver should touch their mobile phone while sitting stationary on the rank at Kings Cross, they have an army of undercover Cab Enforcement officers with video surveillance to nick you.
We’ve recently witnessed TfL’s biased attitude towards Taxi Drivers when two COs turned up at a drivers home and demanded his badge and bill because he hadn’t returned his 50 year medical form.
The driver said he hadn’t received one in the post but they still demanded his B&B.
Lucky for the driver, he was in the LCDC who’s legal team (never lost a case yet) managed to sort it out. She was able to get him his B&B back and the driver is now back on the road, working again.