Discussion in 'General Board' started by BREWSTERS, Mar 24, 2011.
Turning out even worse than expected;
When I first heard about her missing after leaving a club at 3am I thought fake taxi although this one looks real at the moment.
Sad that there's been no person presumed missing regarding the 2nd body, maybe only killed and dumped today or a long while ago ?
Let's hope he was a serial killer stopped early on just like the crossbow cannibal.
I think taxis all looking the same would definitely help, maybe you can only buy one brand new or 2nd hand through a specialist dealership and not just from local ads etc and you must prove you have a taxi licence to buy one.
I used to live up the road from that Asda. Have to say I'm really surprised and shocked that that happened, Swindon always struck me as being really safe.
Private hire cars are not the same as taxis. Private hire cars are not licensed to pick up people unless pre-booked by telephone or at an office/via a licensed attendant. Many private hire firms will provide the person making the booking with a description of the car that will attend (e.g. make, model, colour, registration). Proper taxis display a plate outside the car as well as information inside the car. Only those vehicles are licensed to pick people up without a booking.
One cannot stop someone putting a sticker on the side of their car claiming to be a private hire driver. That is why the rules were introduced with regards some kind of prebooking. However one cannot stop members of the public deciding to get into a private hire car without prebooking, although they wouldn't be insured if an accident occured so I have been told.
Making all private hire firms own the same vehicle isn't going to happen because the fact that owner drivers can use their own vehicles is what allows these companies to undercut the more expensive "hackney" style taxis, which have plates.
I'm pretty careful about the kind of vehicle I get into late at night. It's either a private hire taxi from a company I use regularly, or occasionally it is a fully licensed taxi that I pick up at the side of the road.
Yes, murder is terrible.
my wifes always wanted to start up her own taxi company that uses only female taxi drivers, lots of pink taxis
she wouldnt ever get in a taxi on her own
I tell the wife to take a photo of the taxi before getting in and txt it to me. Make sure the driver can see you take the picture. She never does. Maybe she pretends to - probably have the same effect.
Looks like she knew the guy;
How was she planning to get around employment discrimination laws? There is no legit argument you can make as to why you need female drivers and men are not suitable...
Isn't there currently a loophole to allow for this, same as the insurance loophole for female only insurance policies? The latter recently had a nail in the coffin in Europe, so maybe the taxi situation could be changed too!
"The Court banned the practice from December 21, 2012. The date was chosen as it is the fifth anniversdary of the introduction of European Union: Directive 2004/ 113/EC1, which prohibits all discrimination based on sex in the accessto and supply of goods and services."
It was done a few years ago, went into administration
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