Government proposes new guidance on taxi licensing to protect passengers

The Government has today (12th February 2019) launched a consultation on new rules for licensing authorities outlining how they should use their powers to protect passengers in taxis and minicabs from harm. These guidelines are intended to improve safety with enhanced safety standards for taxi and private hire vehicles, which will be consistent across the country. New safety measures proposed include recommending councils ensure every driver undergoes enhanced criminal record and background checks. More information on the Rape Crisis England and Wales website. 

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