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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:31 pm 
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Number of licensed taxis in Northern Ireland at 10-year low

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48442826

The number of licensed taxis on Northern Ireland's roads has reached its lowest level in 10 years.

New official figures show that at the end of March, there were 8,761 licensed taxi vehicles.

That is down by 2% compared to the same time last year, and by nearly 7% compared to three years ago.

The downward trend may be due to changes in the taxi driver test introduced in 2014.

The figures, from the Department for Infrastructure, show an even sharper fall in the number of licensed taxi drivers.

The number of taxi driver licences in force at the end of March was 10,268, down 9% year-on-year.

Five years ago there were more than 15,000 licensed drivers.

"This reduction may have been exacerbated by the introduction of a new taxi driver theory and practical driving test, which was introduced on 31 October 2014," the Department for Infrastructure said.

The figures also point to consolidation in the taxi industry, with the number of operator licences continuing to fall.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:34 pm 
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"This reduction may have been exacerbated by the introduction of a new taxi driver theory and practical driving test, which was introduced on 31 October 2014," the Department for Infrastructure said.


If the reduction is because of a more difficult test then it could look more dramatic than it actually is - could well deter the more occasional/part-time driver types, so a one third reduction won't mean one third less drivers on the road at any one time :D


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"This reduction may have been exacerbated by the introduction of a new taxi driver theory and practical driving test, which was introduced on 31 October 2014," the Department for Infrastructure said.


If the reduction is because of a more difficult test then it could look more dramatic than it actually is - could well deter the more occasional/part-time driver types, so a one third reduction won't mean one third less drivers on the road at any one time :D


More like the industry is run by gangsters laundering money.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:57 pm 
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The downward trend may be due to changes in the taxi driver test introduced in 2014.

Who would have thought that introducing standards leads to sub-standard drivers not joining the party.

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