09 August 2007

Taxi new rules

Plymouth people are to have a say in how the city's taxis should be regulated.The city council has reviewed the policies and byelaws for the taxi trade and is proposing a number of changes.

A new draft licensing policy has been published on the council's website at www.plymouth.gov.uk and the council wants customers and those within the taxi trade to comment.

Proposals include:

A recognisable livery for all hackney carriages so that drivers can choose from a wider range of vehicles.

A new dress code for drivers.

New controls to include stretch limousines, speciality vehicles and courtesy vehicles.

More regular vehicle inspections.

Door signs reminding passengers that private hire companies are only insured to carry people who pre-book.

A revised fee structure, including a new charge for missed bookings.

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