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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:51 pm 
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Not much to see here, but slightly odd proposal re advertising, as highlighted below.


Glasgow City Council launches taxi consultation to improve standard of vehicles

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glas ... i-16421613

There could be big changes for the taxi industry ahead as councils across Scotland move to meet new government emissions legislation

Members of the public are being asked to provide feedback on how to improve the standard of taxis deemed “no longer fit for purpose”.

The city council’s licensing committee has launched an online consultation to determine the suitability of these cars under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

By December 31, 2022 all vehicles will be required to meet the emissions standard Euro IV for petrol engines and Euro VI for diesel engines.

A further policy could be put in place requiring that taxi vehicles be no more than five years of age at the date an application for a new licence is lodged. Substitute vehicles should also be newer than the one that is currently licensed.

This would mean from January 2023 the number of inspections for older vehicles would increase while the number of inspections for newer models would decrease.

It is also proposed that by January 2020, advertising should be removed from the bodywork of a taxi aged 10 years or more prior to the annual inspection.

Alex Wilson, chairman of the licensing committee, said: “We need to update out fleet as some of our taxis are no longer fit for purpose.

“I know it will be expensive, but I am hoping money will be available to help taxi drivers renew their vehicles. They need to be of a higher quality and able to drive around the low emission zone.”

The licensing committee is interesting in the public’s attitude to the proposed changes to the licensing and regulation of taxi and private hire car vehicles.

Views can be submitted by email until July, 29 to LicensingEnquiries@glasgow.gov.uk or in writing to Mairi Millar, Head of Licensing and Democratic Services, City Chambers, George Sq, Glasgow, G2 1DU

More information is available on the council’s website.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:52 pm 
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It is also proposed that by January 2020, advertising should be removed from the bodywork of a taxi aged 10 years or more prior to the annual inspection.

Is that just for the purposes of testing the vehicle, or wot? #-o


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It is also proposed that by January 2020, advertising should be removed from the bodywork of a taxi aged 10 years or more prior to the annual inspection.

Is that just for the purposes of testing the vehicle, or wot? #-o


Nahh...it'll help it slipstream through the air and thus save the planet by using less fuel, this will allow the SNP to sell their Co2 allowance to the chinese so as they can build 40 new coal powered power stations in china.


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It is also proposed that by January 2020, advertising should be removed from the bodywork of a taxi aged 10 years or more prior to the annual inspection.

Surely not saying that the adverts are hiding the rust. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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