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Taxis not above the law; FEEDBACK.

IT was interesting to read in the Examiner on December 24 about the taxis that did not comply with the construction and use regulations.

Seven taken off the road and two found to be unfit for road use.

We previously had the taxi drivers up in arms when the council stated that any driver with nine points on his licence should be banned from the road and now this.

What do taxi drivers/owners expect? Do they think they are above the law and should not be punished? The rely on the public for their living so their vehicles should be operating to the highest standard possible. Failure to maintain the vehicle to the highest safety standard should not be allowed.

If any vehicle fails to meet an acceptable standard of vehicle safety it should be banned from the road for six months along with the driver.

And in the future if the taxi drivers want to rant and rave about council decisions they should make sure that they are above reproach with regards to driving within the law and that their vehicles comply with the construction and use regulations.

The Old Almondburian Huddersfield

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jan 12, 2015
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