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Old August 24th 04, 09:09 PM
Peter B
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In tonights local rag a piece about a taxi driver who beat a passenger with
a wheel brace after he critised him for allegedly exceeding the speed limit
and running red lights.
The judge didn't jail him on the grounds he'd lose his job.

Do we really want taxi drivers who assault passengers that object to being
driven through red lights?

Am I odd because I think any respectable company would sack him anyway for
beating up a customer?

(Well, ok, I might be odd for other reasons ;-)
Pete.


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Old August 24th 04, 09:24 PM
elyob
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"Peter B" wrote in message
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In tonights local rag a piece about a taxi driver who beat a passenger
with
a wheel brace after he critised him for allegedly exceeding the speed
limit
and running red lights.
The judge didn't jail him on the grounds he'd lose his job.

Do we really want taxi drivers who assault passengers that object to being
driven through red lights?

Am I odd because I think any respectable company would sack him anyway for
beating up a customer?

(Well, ok, I might be odd for other reasons ;-)
Pete.



Do you know how many of thise guys have past convictions? Quite a lot, I
heard. To go to those lengths, the passenger must have really wound him up.
Always two sides to a story ...



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Old August 24th 04, 09:51 PM
Cicero
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"Peter B" wrote in message
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In tonights local rag a piece about a taxi driver who beat a passenger

with
a wheel brace after he critised him for allegedly exceeding the speed

limit
and running red lights.
The judge didn't jail him on the grounds he'd lose his job.

Do we really want taxi drivers who assault passengers that object to being
driven through red lights?

Am I odd because I think any respectable company would sack him anyway for
beating up a customer?

(Well, ok, I might be odd for other reasons ;-)
Pete.


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He might be self-employed / owner-driver - quite common.

Cic.


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Old August 25th 04, 01:02 AM
Tony W
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"Peter B" wrote in message
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In tonights local rag a piece about a taxi driver who beat a passenger

with
a wheel brace after he critised him for allegedly exceeding the speed

limit
and running red lights.
The judge didn't jail him on the grounds he'd lose his job.

Do we really want taxi drivers who assault passengers that object to being
driven through red lights?

Am I odd because I think any respectable company would sack him anyway for
beating up a customer?


The council's Licensing Committee may well remove his licence for a period
anyway -- which will hit him hard in the pocket.

T


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Old August 25th 04, 09:31 AM
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Peter B wrote:
In tonights local rag a piece about a taxi driver who beat a
passenger with a wheel brace after he critised him for allegedly
exceeding the speed limit and running red lights.
The judge didn't jail him on the grounds he'd lose his job.

Do we really want taxi drivers who assault passengers that object to
being driven through red lights?

Am I odd because I think any respectable company would sack him
anyway for beating up a customer?

(Well, ok, I might be odd for other reasons ;-)
Pete.


Here's an idea: take down the details of any taxi driving dangerously and
report them (anonymously if necessary) to your local council regardless of
whether you are a passenger or not.


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Old August 25th 04, 09:52 AM
chris harrison
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Simonb wrote:
Here's an idea: take down the details of any taxi driving dangerously and
report them (anonymously if necessary) to your local council regardless of
whether you are a passenger or not.


That works on London Black Cabs, if one cuts you up or whatever, shout
their number (it should be clear on the plate on the rear of the cab) at
them, repeat it a few times if necessary and threaten to report them.
They back off so fast it's funny. Because to a licensed cabbie it's not
funny. They only need a few unconnected complaints (even if they're not
upheld) over the course of a few years and things can get messy when
they renew their registration.
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Old August 25th 04, 11:50 AM
Adrian Boliston
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"Peter B" wrote in message
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In tonights local rag a piece about a taxi driver who beat a passenger with
a wheel brace after he critised him for allegedly exceeding the speed limit
and running red lights.
The judge didn't jail him on the grounds he'd lose his job.


I bet he blew any chance of getting a tip!


 




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