Two Bournemouth taxi licences revoked

Posted on Tuesday 14th November 2017

Two taxi driver licences have been considered at today’s Licensing Sub Committee following evidence of a number of serious incidents.

The Sub Committee looked at two cases and the decision was made to revoke both licences.

The board was presented with evidence regarding case one which showed evidence of:

  • Overcharging
  • Detaining a passenger in the vehicle unlawfully
  • A pattern of rude and aggressive behaviour

The second case showed evidence of:

  • Overcharging
  • Retaining and damaging a customer’s mobile phone
  • Use of bad language

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Chair of the Licensing Board, said: “Today’s decision to revoke both licences sends out a clear message that this sort of behaviour is simply not acceptable and we will take appropriate action. The safety of passengers using Bournemouth’s taxis is of paramount importance and it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure, while they are working, that they behave appropriately, treat passengers with courtesy and uphold the standards and honesty expected by the Council. In both cases, the drivers failed to meet the standards required and so they will not be permitted to operate in Bournemouth.”