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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:38 am 
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Hi all, having been a cabby for last 5 years in Derby, i for one am glad that Gedling Borough Council and other neighboring Councils have introduced a knowledge test. This will clear a lot of drivers.

However im concerned there will be other avenues which these license holders will go down. I have seen a couple of plates from different regions driving already here in Derby. If we can name and shame the councils hopefully they will follow Gedling route and clamp down on out of town license holder.

To name a few:
Bolsover District Council - No knowledge test.
High peak Council - No knowledge test
Rhonda canyon taff

Any other councils who dont have knowledge tests. We need to name and shame them so they follow suit and introduce knowledge tests.

Thanks for contributing/reading the thread.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:37 am 
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Rossendale have over 1350 hackneys; nearly all of them working Manchester, nearly all of them illegally plying for hire. Rossendale don't care, they pick up the licence fees but have no enforcement costs, no badge checking, no-one knows who is driving the cars. Rossendale gets my vote for the most irresponsible council.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:17 pm 
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silvercab wrote:
Rossendale have over 1350 hackneys; nearly all of them working Manchester, nearly all of them illegally plying for hire. Rossendale don't care, they pick up the licence fees but have no enforcement costs, no badge checking, no-one knows who is driving the cars. Rossendale gets my vote for the most irresponsible council.


exactly, this is the problem.

are there any other councils with no local knowledge test????

also like rossendale, they allow saloon cars to qualify as hackney carriage vehicles despite not being wheelchair friendly.

theres few and far between. Alot have gone down the Gedling route and have introduced long awaited knowledge test in the last 6 months.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:29 pm 
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do1gedling wrote:

also like rossendale, they allow saloon cars to qualify as hackney carriage vehicles despite not being wheelchair friendly.



Why is that a problem?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:40 pm 
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grandad wrote:
do1gedling wrote:

also like rossendale, they allow saloon cars to qualify as hackney carriage vehicles despite not being wheelchair friendly.



Why is that a problem?


no problem really, in fact im in favor of this ruling. Buying a yellow cab would price me out when its time to upgrade my vehicle.

these gedling drivers here in derby already have mentioned rossendale as a potential route to follow along with the 3 i mentioned above. Are there further districts/councils with no knowledge tests?????


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:36 am 
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Are you a registered Derby driver?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:48 am 
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captain cab wrote:
Are you a registered Derby driver?


yes mate, been a cabby for last 5 years.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:16 pm 
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grandad wrote:
do1gedling wrote:

also like rossendale, they allow saloon cars to qualify as hackney carriage vehicles despite not being wheelchair friendly.



Why is that a problem?


Because it is unlawful perhaps?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:50 pm 
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silvercab wrote:
grandad wrote:
do1gedling wrote:

also like rossendale, they allow saloon cars to qualify as hackney carriage vehicles despite not being wheelchair friendly.



Why is that a problem?


Because it is unlawful perhaps?

What is unlawful in having saloons as Hackney Carriages? Which law states that all Hackney Carriages must be WAVs?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:55 pm 
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Seen black Audi a4 with erewash hackney plate here in Derby. I guess gedling drivers already found alternative arrangements.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:38 am 
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do1gedling wrote:
captain cab wrote:
Are you a registered Derby driver?


yes mate, been a cabby for last 5 years.


you have my sympathy - I think once the deregulation bill goes through things will only get worse :sad:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:28 pm 
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grandad wrote:
What is unlawful in having saloons as Hackney Carriages? Which law states that all Hackney Carriages must be WAVs?


This one;
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/20


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:02 pm 
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silvercab wrote:
grandad wrote:
What is unlawful in having saloons as Hackney Carriages? Which law states that all Hackney Carriages must be WAVs?


This one;
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/20

It doesn't even mention Hackney Carriages. :?

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silvercab wrote:
grandad wrote:
What is unlawful in having saloons as Hackney Carriages? Which law states that all Hackney Carriages must be WAVs?


This one;
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/20



Is that the one that is down to the secretary of state to sign and isn't actually law yet? :wink:

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captain cab wrote:
silvercab wrote:
grandad wrote:
What is unlawful in having saloons as Hackney Carriages? Which law states that all Hackney Carriages must be WAVs?


This one;
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/20



Is that the one that is down to the secretary of state to sign and isn't actually law yet? :wink:

Give him time, he/them have only had since 1995 to sign the dam thing. ](*,)

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