Transport for London (TfL) has banned hundreds of minicab drivers after investigating schools that illegally provide licenses.
In November, traffic regulators offered a Diploma in Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) that could be used to license private rental vehicles at Newham and all other centers in Vista Training. It turned out that he was investigating the solution.
He has facilitated a TfL survey of 2,000 potentially fraudulent minicab drivers.
Helen Chapman, head of TfL licensing, regulation and collection, said: Minicab drivers must complete a number of requirements at TfL (pass terrain, medical and criminal background checks) before licensing a private rental car. However, taking courses at a university or private center BTEC was a way around this.
Chapman stated that the TfL survey had gradually ruled out this escape. “The most powerful and appropriate terrain test is our own evaluation,” he said. “After February, we will abolish this exemption and eliminate the risk of using incorrect terrain certificates as a way to bypass the assessment.” “We will eliminate this exemption after February to eliminate the risk of using incorrect terrain certificates as a way to bypass the assessment.”
Why transport for London put a ban on minicab drivers
According to BBC London, Vista gets licensed from school for £500 without, in fact, testing the qualification for their license.
TfL is currently preparing to revoke 352 minicab licenses, close Vista Trainining’s offensive solution, and ban other private centers from offering licenses.
This change by TLF is made just a few days ago when TfL put a ban on Uber from housing unlicensed, uninsured drivers in a “breakdown pattern” over passenger security.
It has been finding out that these unlicensed and uninsured minicab drivers have made around a large number of trips recently, which is not completely safe for the passenger.
The study by TLF also revealed that drivers on which Uber out a ban have formed new accounts and are still making use of the platform. That is the reason TLF put a ban on the minicab drivers for the school kids’ safety.
Reaction of the British Independent Workers Union (IWGB) on this ban
A minicab driver, hosted by the British Independent Workers Union (IWGB), will meet at a bridge between 4pm and 3pm. 6:00 pm The fourth time they have protested the “regressive” change will reduce their net pay by a quarter.
The Transport for London (TfL) states that the change in regulations will reduce the amount of private rental cars in the capital, resulting in less air pollution causing thousands of premature deaths each year. Also, this step confirms the safety of school children who are using minicabs for their schools. On the other hand, the transport for London’s own research suggests that this would reduce congestion by 600 cars per day or 1% of London’s private rental traffic. The transport for London denies the interpretation of the survey and states that the number of vehicles will decrease from 18,000 to 10,000 per day, up to 45%.