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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Peterborough taxi driver keeps driving licence and job despite racking up 12 points on licence

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/new ... -1-9067470

A Peterborough taxi driver caught speeding has kept his job - despite racking up 12 points on his licence.

Mohammad Irfan (57) was caught driving at 70mph on the northbound carriageway of Bourges Boulevard at 4.45am on December 30 last year. The stretch of road he was caught on had a 40mph limit.

He appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court, where he pleaded guilty to speeding, and had six points on his licence - meaning he had at least 12 points.

Reaching 12 points normally means a driver faces a disqualification.

However, he avoided a ban after the court found a disqualification would cause ‘exceptional hardship.’

Irfan, of Nursery Close, Peterborough said his health issues - including diabetes, hepatitis and heart disease - would mean he would be unable to seek alternative employment - and if he was disqualified he could not continue with his taxi driver job. He said this would cause financial hardship, and he also had four young, dependant, children.

Along with the six points on his licence, Irfan was fined £200, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £100.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:38 pm 
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A Peterborough taxi driver caught speeding has kept his job - despite racking up 12 points on his licence.

Keeps his DVLA driving licence, obviously, but whether or not he keeps his job might be a different issue entirely.

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Irfan, of Nursery Close, Peterborough said his health issues - including diabetes, hepatitis and heart disease - would mean he would be unable to seek alternative employment - and if he was disqualified he could not continue with his taxi driver job.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Irfan, of Nursery Close, Peterborough said his health issues - including diabetes, hepatitis and heart disease - would mean he would be unable to seek alternative employment - and if he was disqualified he could not continue with his taxi driver job.

Confused that he seems to be implying that our trade is the last chance saloon for the poorly, when in-fact it should be the reverse.

How many people would want to be taken home by him with all those points and all those aliments?

He sort of ticks all the wrong boxes for me. :-k

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm 
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He might just be an unlucky person, I mean 4:45 am ? Poor guy is under enough pressure already


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:39 am 
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He might just be an unlucky person, I mean 4:45 am ? Poor guy is under enough pressure already

You make a fair point, but do we need bad drivers with all those ailments in the trade?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am 
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187ums2 wrote:
He might just be an unlucky person, I mean 4:45 am ? Poor guy is under enough pressure already


70mph in a 40mph limit, irrespective of what time of day it was, how is that unlucky ? #-o


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:37 pm 
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Unlucky because he got caught, we all speed or take a chance, wonder if it was a speed camera or a policeman ?


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Unlucky because he got caught, we all speed or take a chance, wonder if it was a speed camera or a policeman ?

Be amazed if it wasn't a fixed camera.

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187ums2 wrote:
He might just be an unlucky person, I mean 4:45 am ? Poor guy is under enough pressure already



there is a speed camera on there !! he probably forgot about it otherwise it's a road that very few people keep to the speed limit on :wink:

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