Taxi Drivers.

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    Chippy_Tea

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    Am i the only one shocked to hear this is not already in place -

    "One of the measures being examined is a recommendation for all drivers to have an enhanced criminal record and background check before they can start working"

    I assumed all taxi drivers would have been through the most stringent of checks especially as they work late at night with vulnerable people.





    Taxi and minicab drivers could have to pass more detailed criminal record checks in a bid to boost passenger safety.

    A consultation looking at licensing guidelines for councils is being launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

    One of the measures being examined is a recommendation for all drivers to have an enhanced criminal record and background check before they can start working.

    The government has pledged to introduce national minimum standards for drivers and to establish a national licensing database.

    Restricting the practise of drivers operating hundreds of miles away from where they are licensed is also being examined.


    In a move that would protect both drivers and passengers, transport bosses are also considering whether the vehicles should be fitted with CCTV.

    https://news.sky.com/story/taxi-dri...ecurity-checks-to-protect-passengers-11634972
     

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