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Give taxis a chance
10:17am Friday 15th June 2012 in Letters
I READ the letter headlined ‘Fares not fare’ (Letters, June 13) and had to give a loud cheer.
Finally, after being a taxi driver for nearly 20 years, it is nice to see somebody complaining about bus fares for a change and not denigrating taxi drivers for being a bunch of robbing so-and-sos.
People have been having a go at hackney carriage drivers for years, when it is the council which dictates the fares, not the hackney carriage drivers. If more people shared a taxi instead of using the buses and their own cars when they don’t need to, maybe that would cut down on the congestion and air pollution all these environmentalists are always banging on about.
If you use a taxi driver or a private hire with a regular contract, you may even save more money and, God knows, with things as they are at the moment any savings help wherever it comes from.
David Woodcock, Acomb, York.