Taxi drivers stopped

The Oxford Times: Oxford City Council Oxford City Council

Oxford city council took enforcement action against taxi drivers 385 times in the year 2013/14 (May to Arpil).

Of these, 206 were warnings issued to the driver and on two occasions the driver’s taxi licence was surrendered.

In 32 instances no further action was taken because the driver offered a “credible” explanation. In one instance the driver was recommended to take an English language course.

 

 

 

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9:48am Thu 5 Jun 14

Oxford Local says...

I see taxi drivers on a daily basis speeding and disobeying the highway code.
I see taxi drivers on a daily basis speeding and disobeying the highway code. Oxford Local
  • Score: 10

10:06am Thu 5 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

" In one instance the driver was recommended to take an English language course.".........
........Who gave them the job knowing their English was poor?
" In one instance the driver was recommended to take an English language course."......... ........Who gave them the job knowing their English was poor? Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 4

10:10am Thu 5 Jun 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Yes, taxi drivers are regularly breaking the law but then it's not just taxi drivers really. In some places almost everyone is breaking the law, with speeding I can't prove it though, neither can the police. The police are dysfunctional and cannot (and in some cases will not) enforce the laws. Meanwhile, selfish people who would rather divide communities and endanger lives than get to where they are going without hinderance (not even faster necessarily) get away, car after car after car, often right under the police's nose. Operations to stop lots of drivers in a single morning are a farce, they do not reduce crime.

We are all at the mercy of a dependency on travelling by road created by big business, banks, councils, government and so on. The destruction of local communities, schools, facilities, shops and so on, bad planning decisions and so on has lead to a potentially irreversible situation of complete control over everyone through dependency. And so people react by becoming selfish, shutting themselves off in their cars, protecting themselves from those around them, treating cyclists and pedestrians as obstacles instead of people and then in turn those people reacting back in the same way.

Society is sick and it's not going to get better any time soon, not without radical change but sadly, radical change may come in the form of things getting so bad that we destroy ourselves from within.
Yes, taxi drivers are regularly breaking the law but then it's not just taxi drivers really. In some places almost everyone is breaking the law, with speeding I can't prove it though, neither can the police. The police are dysfunctional and cannot (and in some cases will not) enforce the laws. Meanwhile, selfish people who would rather divide communities and endanger lives than get to where they are going without hinderance (not even faster necessarily) get away, car after car after car, often right under the police's nose. Operations to stop lots of drivers in a single morning are a farce, they do not reduce crime. We are all at the mercy of a dependency on travelling by road created by big business, banks, councils, government and so on. The destruction of local communities, schools, facilities, shops and so on, bad planning decisions and so on has lead to a potentially irreversible situation of complete control over everyone through dependency. And so people react by becoming selfish, shutting themselves off in their cars, protecting themselves from those around them, treating cyclists and pedestrians as obstacles instead of people and then in turn those people reacting back in the same way. Society is sick and it's not going to get better any time soon, not without radical change but sadly, radical change may come in the form of things getting so bad that we destroy ourselves from within. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: -1

10:13am Thu 5 Jun 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
" In one instance the driver was recommended to take an English language course.".........
........Who gave them the job knowing their English was poor?
I don't actually need taxi drivers to speak English. I just need them to be decent, polite, know where they are going, not break speed limits, disrespect people around them. Speaking English is not required for any of that, they aren't working on a helpline. The people that book calls though are a different matter, b but no surprise I don't think it's their English that's the problem there.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: " In one instance the driver was recommended to take an English language course."......... ........Who gave them the job knowing their English was poor?[/p][/quote]I don't actually need taxi drivers to speak English. I just need them to be decent, polite, know where they are going, not break speed limits, disrespect people around them. Speaking English is not required for any of that, they aren't working on a helpline. The people that book calls though are a different matter, b but no surprise I don't think it's their English that's the problem there. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: 1

10:50am Thu 5 Jun 14

Neonlights says...

It's about time they were brought to task about correct use of lights and to also to make sure they're all working.

What is it just lately with Taxi drivers and wanting to drive around with their front fog lights on all the time? And no, I'm not talking about DRLS - I do know the difference between Fog lights and DRLs.

Are they trying to look cool, or just trying to impersonate boy racer Corsa/Saxo drivers.
It's about time they were brought to task about correct use of lights and to also to make sure they're all working. What is it just lately with Taxi drivers and wanting to drive around with their front fog lights on all the time? And no, I'm not talking about DRLS - I do know the difference between Fog lights and DRLs. Are they trying to look cool, or just trying to impersonate boy racer Corsa/Saxo drivers. Neonlights
  • Score: 6

7:20pm Thu 5 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

And a big thank you to the driver of the white hackney cab who tried to run my wife over on High Street today at 9:50am. SW60 ZWY (two digit taxi plate)or something similar.
You sir, are a complete idiot and in need of your licence evoking.
The roads of Oxford are extremely hazardous these days and it seems the 'professional' drivers are the worst.
And a big thank you to the driver of the white hackney cab who tried to run my wife over on High Street today at 9:50am. SW60 ZWY (two digit taxi plate)or something similar. You sir, are a complete idiot and in need of your licence evoking. The roads of Oxford are extremely hazardous these days and it seems the 'professional' drivers are the worst. John Lamb
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Thu 5 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

Oh and another taxi gripe; can Oxford Couty Council please stop the lazy taxi drivers who park up in the disabled parking places on Castle Street so that they can nip into the council building and renew their licences/deal with compalints against them?
And no...they don't display a blue badge.
Oh and another taxi gripe; can Oxford Couty Council please stop the lazy taxi drivers who park up in the disabled parking places on Castle Street so that they can nip into the council building and renew their licences/deal with compalints against them? And no...they don't display a blue badge. John Lamb
  • Score: 2

8:34pm Thu 5 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

*revoking - in my first comment
Oops
*revoking - in my first comment Oops John Lamb
  • Score: 0

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