Category Archive: Fit & Proper

Mar 06

Cabbie fined after he refused to pick up blind man and his guide dog

A cruel cabbie who refused to pick up a blind man and his guide dog has been hit with a £600 fine. Taiwo Osazuwa was called to pick up the disabled man from Asda in Eastlands , but wouldn’t let the dog in his car when he arrived. The Hackney carriage driver was hauled before …

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Mar 03

Uber drivers refused to take man with guide dog 14 times

A partially-sighted man says he has repeatedly been refused taxis operated by private hire firm Uber because he travels with a guide dog. Saleh Ahmed, from Balsall Heath, Birmingham, gets a cab to New Street Station every day on his way to work in Worcester. He said he had been left feeling humiliated by the …

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Mar 03

Minicab driver fined for refusing to pick up 71-year-old blind woman and guide dog

A minicab driver who refused to pick up a blind 71-year-old woman and her guide dog, leaving them stranded, has been fined. Samim Yakubi was worried the dog would urinate or leave hairs in his car after he arrived to pick them up in Wolverhampton on October 4 last year. The 40-year-old was working for Wednesfield Radio Cars …

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Mar 03

Glasgow PH driver loses appeal against licence ban after allegedly assaulting passenger

A private hire driver’s attempt to regain his private hire licence was quashed after he was suspended for allegedly assaulting one of his passengers. Daniel Hughes appealed the decision made by Glasgow City Council’s licensing board to immediately suspend his licence after police made the committee aware of the alleged incident which took place on …

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Feb 10

Taxi driver convicted for charging ‘extortionate amounts’

A former taxi driver, operating in Surrey, has been convicted of grossly overcharging customers. 41-year-old Firoz Mohammed, of Gabriel Close in Feltham, has had his licence revoked. He charged six vulnerable adults between £10 and £15 EACH for a journey between Staines Train Station and Shepperton. Following his conviction on 14 charges, Mohammed was given six …

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Dec 08

Bristol: Taxi drivers filmed turning away disabled passengers

Taxi drivers in Bristol are breaking the law by turning away some disabled passengers, an ITV investigation has found. The City Council says it will launch an inquiry after we filmed hackney drivers telling a woman in a wheelchair they couldn’t give her a lift. Kate Sweetman, who uses an electric wheelchair because she has …

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Nov 01

Uber driver races the rising tide, and the tide wins

For some reason, people keep thinking they can outsmart Mother Nature, and Mother Nature always wins. Take this uber driver, who either thought the tide would not rise for him or that his car would turn into a raft, Transformers-style. Unfortunately, it didn’t end well – as this drone footage shows. The driver was caught …

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Oct 28

Derby man used forged documents to work as a taxi driver

Manveer Singh Khakh pleaded guilty at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today to 23 offences relating driving a taxi without the correct licence. The court heard Khakh had been given private hire work by an operator in Derby on the basis that he was licensed as a hackney carriage driver with Gedling Borough Council. Derby City …

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Oct 26

Minicab company owner to have licence reviewed after driver caused motorcyclist’s death

The owner of a Minicab company that failed to act upon a complaint against a dangerous driver who killed a motorcyclist is to have his licence reviewed, an inquest has heard. Hayley Barsby, deputy chief executive of Mansfield District Council, told coroner Mairin Casey that the authority will review Dennis Lamb’s operator’s licence within 28 …

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Oct 26

Taxi driver Abdo Al Arab loses his appeal against Taunton Deane Borough Council revoking his licence

Barred taxi driver who ‘gave false address’ loses appeal to get licence back A CABBIE who gave a false address to try to get a licence has been told the council was right to block his application. Magistrates have upheld Taunton Deane Borough Council’s decision to revoke Abdo Al Arab’s taxi and private hire vehicle …

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