Anger over plans to change St Saviourgate taxi rank

The St Saviourgate taxi rank, which may to be shortened during the next phase of work on King’s Square

The St Saviourgate taxi rank, which may to be shortened during the next phase of work on King’s Square

Published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

PART of a York taxi rank could be turned temporarily into a loading bay to ensure business deliveries can continue during a square’s revamp.

City of York Council is considering shortening the rank in St Saviourgate to allow for deliveries to properties affected by the second phase of the redevelopment of King’s Square.

The proposal has been attacked by a driver, who wrote to The Press to raise concerns about the impact on regular customers, in particular elderly passengers, and also on drivers.

The driver, who asked not to be named, claimed: “It is quite obvious that City of York Council is not the slightest bit interested in the safety of its senior citizens, many of whom are in their 80s and a few of whom are 90 years of age plus.

“These senior citizens and the infirm will no doubt be expected to walk further and struggle with their shopping, while fit and able van and lorry drivers are given preferential treatment, and the hackney carriage drivers who have paid the council for the privilege of using the rank are told to go somewhere else.

“Our earnings will be decimated.”

A council spokeswoman said residents, businesses and traders had played, and would continue to play, an important part in the King’s Square scheme.

The scheme is part of the wider Reinvigorate York project. It is intended to improve the square’s appearance and provide better seating, pedestrian access and street-performance space.

The spokeswoman said: “Following consultation, a large majority favoured the idea of splitting the scheme in to two halves, allowing deliveries access either in from the north or south and turning in St Andrewgate.

“Further proposals for phase two could see St Saviourgate taxi rank shortened to allow deliveries to those properties affected by the King’s Square works.

“Taxis would also still be able to use the feeder rank outside the Central Methodist Church.

“We recently wrote to businesses in the area to put these proposals forward and ask for feedback.

“Any decisions will be made public in advance of the works starting to allow plenty of time for those affected to make suitable arrangements.”

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10:28am Wed 5 Feb 14

Dithenewbreed says...

Taxi drivers unhappy? What ever next? Not only do they try and control the roads by stopping wherever they like, jump red lights, speed, bully other drivers and the fact they believe they are exempt from the road traffic laws they also moan! Get a grip
Taxi drivers unhappy? What ever next? Not only do they try and control the roads by stopping wherever they like, jump red lights, speed, bully other drivers and the fact they believe they are exempt from the road traffic laws they also moan! Get a grip Dithenewbreed
  • Score: 63

10:35am Wed 5 Feb 14

Can't all be wrong says...

The simple solution would be to abandon any further work to Kings Sq, it is not needed nor can the cost be justified. Am I correct in thinking that the second phase is the removal of the historic elevated area containing the grave stones? If so not only does it fail on the criteria mentioned but it moves closer to vandalism than improvement.
The simple solution would be to abandon any further work to Kings Sq, it is not needed nor can the cost be justified. Am I correct in thinking that the second phase is the removal of the historic elevated area containing the grave stones? If so not only does it fail on the criteria mentioned but it moves closer to vandalism than improvement. Can't all be wrong
  • Score: 33

11:31am Wed 5 Feb 14

Jonthan says...

Can't all be wrong wrote:
The simple solution would be to abandon any further work to Kings Sq, it is not needed nor can the cost be justified. Am I correct in thinking that the second phase is the removal of the historic elevated area containing the grave stones? If so not only does it fail on the criteria mentioned but it moves closer to vandalism than improvement.
No you are not correct. There are no plans to remove the elevated area, though it will be re-modelled
[quote][p][bold]Can't all be wrong[/bold] wrote: The simple solution would be to abandon any further work to Kings Sq, it is not needed nor can the cost be justified. Am I correct in thinking that the second phase is the removal of the historic elevated area containing the grave stones? If so not only does it fail on the criteria mentioned but it moves closer to vandalism than improvement.[/p][/quote]No you are not correct. There are no plans to remove the elevated area, though it will be re-modelled Jonthan
  • Score: -4

11:40am Wed 5 Feb 14

Stealth-Taxi says...

Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE Stealth-Taxi
  • Score: -32

12:55pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

The St Saviourgate taxi drivers are a disgrace to York. They think they own the whole area around that rank. They kick off with anyone who they think might even creep just an inch over the dotted yellow lines. They kick off with the poor delivery drivers who struggle round there.
When some hapless satnav-follower drives the wrong way into Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate you should see the Taxi Enforcement Squad leap into action.

They constantly pull out of St Saviourgate without checking for traffic coming down Colliergate - blue Mondeo yellow plate 26 does it all the time.

Don't be fooled by the over the top concern for the elderly here.

This proposal is a good idea. Delivery drivers have already suffered from the change in footstreet hours and while taxi drivers are free to profit their private enterprise from unrestricted use of Lendal Bridge, delivery drivers are not.
The St Saviourgate taxi drivers are a disgrace to York. They think they own the whole area around that rank. They kick off with anyone who they think might even creep just an inch over the dotted yellow lines. They kick off with the poor delivery drivers who struggle round there. When some hapless satnav-follower drives the wrong way into Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate you should see the Taxi Enforcement Squad leap into action. They constantly pull out of St Saviourgate without checking for traffic coming down Colliergate - blue Mondeo yellow plate 26 does it all the time. Don't be fooled by the over the top concern for the elderly here. This proposal is a good idea. Delivery drivers have already suffered from the change in footstreet hours and while taxi drivers are free to profit their private enterprise from unrestricted use of Lendal Bridge, delivery drivers are not. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 55

1:46pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Can't all be wrong says...

Jonthan wrote:
Can't all be wrong wrote:
The simple solution would be to abandon any further work to Kings Sq, it is not needed nor can the cost be justified. Am I correct in thinking that the second phase is the removal of the historic elevated area containing the grave stones? If so not only does it fail on the criteria mentioned but it moves closer to vandalism than improvement.
No you are not correct. There are no plans to remove the elevated area, though it will be re-modelled
Thank you Jonthan, however if the "remodelling " follows the same theme as the Sq, then my point is still valid. The raised area is the only remaining historic feature of the Sq, it it is subjected to the same lack of thought as the rest of the "remodelling ", then it is a sad day for the historic character of York.
[quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Can't all be wrong[/bold] wrote: The simple solution would be to abandon any further work to Kings Sq, it is not needed nor can the cost be justified. Am I correct in thinking that the second phase is the removal of the historic elevated area containing the grave stones? If so not only does it fail on the criteria mentioned but it moves closer to vandalism than improvement.[/p][/quote]No you are not correct. There are no plans to remove the elevated area, though it will be re-modelled[/p][/quote]Thank you Jonthan, however if the "remodelling " follows the same theme as the Sq, then my point is still valid. The raised area is the only remaining historic feature of the Sq, it it is subjected to the same lack of thought as the rest of the "remodelling ", then it is a sad day for the historic character of York. Can't all be wrong
  • Score: 13

4:20pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Wanderer in Canada says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
The St Saviourgate taxi drivers are a disgrace to York. They think they own the whole area around that rank. They kick off with anyone who they think might even creep just an inch over the dotted yellow lines. They kick off with the poor delivery drivers who struggle round there.
When some hapless satnav-follower drives the wrong way into Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate you should see the Taxi Enforcement Squad leap into action.

They constantly pull out of St Saviourgate without checking for traffic coming down Colliergate - blue Mondeo yellow plate 26 does it all the time.

Don't be fooled by the over the top concern for the elderly here.

This proposal is a good idea. Delivery drivers have already suffered from the change in footstreet hours and while taxi drivers are free to profit their private enterprise from unrestricted use of Lendal Bridge, delivery drivers are not.
I have to agree with Buzzz Light-year that the driver from that rank I came across last month while crossing St Saviour's Place was a disgrace. If he is a typical example of those who frequent that rank then I have no sympathy for them. He was of the opinion that all pedestrians should be psychic and know when he is turning and have no right being on "his" road. This was despite him being on the wrong side of the road when he feigned a near miss and wound down his window to offer his opinions on an offence he referred to as "jaywalking". He declined the chance to wait for the local constabulary to join the conversation but said he would be happy to provide a signal of his own for the one I pointed out was missing when he approached the junction.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: The St Saviourgate taxi drivers are a disgrace to York. They think they own the whole area around that rank. They kick off with anyone who they think might even creep just an inch over the dotted yellow lines. They kick off with the poor delivery drivers who struggle round there. When some hapless satnav-follower drives the wrong way into Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate you should see the Taxi Enforcement Squad leap into action. They constantly pull out of St Saviourgate without checking for traffic coming down Colliergate - blue Mondeo yellow plate 26 does it all the time. Don't be fooled by the over the top concern for the elderly here. This proposal is a good idea. Delivery drivers have already suffered from the change in footstreet hours and while taxi drivers are free to profit their private enterprise from unrestricted use of Lendal Bridge, delivery drivers are not.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with Buzzz Light-year that the driver from that rank I came across last month while crossing St Saviour's Place was a disgrace. If he is a typical example of those who frequent that rank then I have no sympathy for them. He was of the opinion that all pedestrians should be psychic and know when he is turning and have no right being on "his" road. This was despite him being on the wrong side of the road when he feigned a near miss and wound down his window to offer his opinions on an offence he referred to as "jaywalking". He declined the chance to wait for the local constabulary to join the conversation but said he would be happy to provide a signal of his own for the one I pointed out was missing when he approached the junction. Wanderer in Canada
  • Score: 36

5:11pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Stealth-Taxi says...

#unite
#unite Stealth-Taxi
  • Score: -16

6:22pm Wed 5 Feb 14

malonemalone says...

not a taxi driver moaning.......who would have thought it! and he didnt want to be named either well i never...........perh
aps if they are not getting as many fares then they could take the time to clean the taxi once in a while
not a taxi driver moaning.......who would have thought it! and he didnt want to be named either well i never...........perh aps if they are not getting as many fares then they could take the time to clean the taxi once in a while malonemalone
  • Score: 18

6:23pm Wed 5 Feb 14

malonemalone says...

Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
unless he council changes the usage which they are entitled to at any time
[quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]unless he council changes the usage which they are entitled to at any time malonemalone
  • Score: 7

6:28pm Wed 5 Feb 14

retrorigg says...

i agree some taxi drivers are complete selfish arses.........but not all, im a taxi driver and like to think im polite and courteous as i travel around york, i dont become agressive i let people out infront of me etc, so please dont tar all with the same brush, but yes some are giving the rest of us a bad name
i agree some taxi drivers are complete selfish arses.........but not all, im a taxi driver and like to think im polite and courteous as i travel around york, i dont become agressive i let people out infront of me etc, so please dont tar all with the same brush, but yes some are giving the rest of us a bad name retrorigg
  • Score: 27

6:36pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Stealth-Taxi says...

malonemalone wrote:
Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
unless he council changes the usage which they are entitled to at any time
Not true. Permanant change of use only

#unite
[quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]unless he council changes the usage which they are entitled to at any time[/p][/quote]Not true. Permanant change of use only #unite Stealth-Taxi
  • Score: -12

7:07pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ichabod76 says...

Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week

And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ?
Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it.
[quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ? Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it. Ichabod76
  • Score: 14

7:16pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Devilsadvocate2 says...

So what is so special about taxis that they are allowed over Lendal bridge. It's not an emergency vehicle ! If I have to go out of my way to get to the railway station to collect relatives why not taxis. There are hoards of them.
So what is so special about taxis that they are allowed over Lendal bridge. It's not an emergency vehicle ! If I have to go out of my way to get to the railway station to collect relatives why not taxis. There are hoards of them. Devilsadvocate2
  • Score: 19

7:19pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Stealth-Taxi says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week

And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ?
Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it.
If thats the best giggle youve all week, i suggest you get out more.

#unite
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ? Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it.[/p][/quote]If thats the best giggle youve all week, i suggest you get out more. #unite Stealth-Taxi
  • Score: -12

7:49pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ichabod76 says...

Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Ichabod76 wrote:
Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week

And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ?
Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it.
If thats the best giggle youve all week, i suggest you get out more.

#unite
I would agree !

So what's unite going to do for you ?
[quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ? Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it.[/p][/quote]If thats the best giggle youve all week, i suggest you get out more. #unite[/p][/quote]I would agree ! So what's unite going to do for you ? Ichabod76
  • Score: 9

8:13pm Wed 5 Feb 14

petethefeet says...

Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
If you quote legislation then you should do it faithfully, i.e. the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I've never heard a legal definition of 'dropping off'. There are 'parking', 'loading', 'waiting' & stopping. There are very few places where a car drive cannot "set down" (as opposed to 'drop off') passengers, zig-zags and bus-stop clearways (used for that York FTR thing) being 2 examples. Taxi ranks can also be designated in this category if the council elect to do this and these are classed as "NO STOPPING Taxi ranks" and the upright signage must clearly state this along with a very THICK SOLID yellow line along the edge of the road. Is this the case in St Saviourgate?
[quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]If you quote legislation then you should do it faithfully, i.e. the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I've never heard a legal definition of 'dropping off'. There are 'parking', 'loading', 'waiting' & stopping. There are very few places where a car drive cannot "set down" (as opposed to 'drop off') passengers, zig-zags and bus-stop clearways (used for that York FTR thing) being 2 examples. Taxi ranks can also be designated in this category if the council elect to do this and these are classed as "NO STOPPING Taxi ranks" and the upright signage must clearly state this along with a very THICK SOLID yellow line along the edge of the road. Is this the case in St Saviourgate? petethefeet
  • Score: 7

8:37am Thu 6 Feb 14

TheYorkRose says...

Who should be protected more, people living there or the 90 taxi drivers who clog the street with the world's largest queue and bully pedestrians, drivers and cyclists in the area? Hard choice.

Frankly I'd be in favour of shortening the queue of taxis whether work was going to be happening or not.

I also don't know how they can enjoy a 45 minute rest stop on that rank (which they seem to do regularly) and then complain that their earnings will be decimated? Your earnings are not THE most important thing in York, as much as we should be trying to protect them... and perhaps sitting around in a taxi rank all day isn't the best way of making money? Perhaps I'm just naïve...
Who should be protected more, people living there or the 90 taxi drivers who clog the street with the world's largest queue and bully pedestrians, drivers and cyclists in the area? Hard choice. Frankly I'd be in favour of shortening the queue of taxis whether work was going to be happening or not. I also don't know how they can enjoy a 45 minute rest stop on that rank (which they seem to do regularly) and then complain that their earnings will be decimated? Your earnings are not THE most important thing in York, as much as we should be trying to protect them... and perhaps sitting around in a taxi rank all day isn't the best way of making money? Perhaps I'm just naïve... TheYorkRose
  • Score: 10

8:40am Thu 6 Feb 14

malonemalone says...

TheYorkRose wrote:
Who should be protected more, people living there or the 90 taxi drivers who clog the street with the world's largest queue and bully pedestrians, drivers and cyclists in the area? Hard choice.

Frankly I'd be in favour of shortening the queue of taxis whether work was going to be happening or not.

I also don't know how they can enjoy a 45 minute rest stop on that rank (which they seem to do regularly) and then complain that their earnings will be decimated? Your earnings are not THE most important thing in York, as much as we should be trying to protect them... and perhaps sitting around in a taxi rank all day isn't the best way of making money? Perhaps I'm just naïve...
well said
[quote][p][bold]TheYorkRose[/bold] wrote: Who should be protected more, people living there or the 90 taxi drivers who clog the street with the world's largest queue and bully pedestrians, drivers and cyclists in the area? Hard choice. Frankly I'd be in favour of shortening the queue of taxis whether work was going to be happening or not. I also don't know how they can enjoy a 45 minute rest stop on that rank (which they seem to do regularly) and then complain that their earnings will be decimated? Your earnings are not THE most important thing in York, as much as we should be trying to protect them... and perhaps sitting around in a taxi rank all day isn't the best way of making money? Perhaps I'm just naïve...[/p][/quote]well said malonemalone
  • Score: 8

8:40am Thu 6 Feb 14

malonemalone says...

Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
whatever
[quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]whatever malonemalone
  • Score: 3

8:41am Thu 6 Feb 14

malonemalone says...

Stealth-Taxi wrote:
malonemalone wrote:
Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
unless he council changes the usage which they are entitled to at any time
Not true. Permanant change of use only

#unite
nope
[quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]unless he council changes the usage which they are entitled to at any time[/p][/quote]Not true. Permanant change of use only #unite[/p][/quote]nope malonemalone
  • Score: 3

8:42am Thu 6 Feb 14

malonemalone says...

Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Ichabod76 wrote:
Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week

And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ?
Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it.
If thats the best giggle youve all week, i suggest you get out more.

#unite
Stealth Taxi is making himself out to be a little silly billy
[quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]I find a taxi driver quoting sections and acts about where and when you can stop hilarious, best giggle I've had all week And what's unite going to do for you ? Send you out on strike ? Worked we'll for the traffic wardens didn't it.[/p][/quote]If thats the best giggle youve all week, i suggest you get out more. #unite[/p][/quote]Stealth Taxi is making himself out to be a little silly billy malonemalone
  • Score: 10

9:31am Thu 6 Feb 14

malonemalone says...

malonemalone wrote:
Stealth-Taxi wrote:
Taxi drivers unite, make a stand.

Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency".

Dont be bullied.

Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency.

#UNITE
whatever
you lot of Taxi drivers ignore every rule of the road anyway with your smelly dirty taxis
[quote][p][bold]malonemalone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stealth-Taxi[/bold] wrote: Taxi drivers unite, make a stand. Sec.64 LGMP Act (part 2) 1976..... "no vehicle can park, wait or drop off on or near to a Taxi rank unless they are a Bus, which is dropping passengers, but which must leave in reasonable time or a police, fire or ambulance attending an emergency". Dont be bullied. Ignore all rulings from the council and highways agency. #UNITE[/p][/quote]whatever[/p][/quote]you lot of Taxi drivers ignore every rule of the road anyway with your smelly dirty taxis malonemalone
  • Score: 9

3:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Dr Robert says...

Do Taxis have indicators, one would never have guessed when following them, considering that their car is their living one would think they would take more care , especially on roundabouts where they must think everybody else on the road is psychic, I take no prisoners on roundabouts, I react to signals given , no signal normally means going straight ahead. No signal, then turning left or right could mean your vehicle is out of action. Beware.
Do Taxis have indicators, one would never have guessed when following them, considering that their car is their living one would think they would take more care , especially on roundabouts where they must think everybody else on the road is psychic, I take no prisoners on roundabouts, I react to signals given , no signal normally means going straight ahead. No signal, then turning left or right could mean your vehicle is out of action. Beware. Dr Robert
  • Score: 8

11:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Stealth-Taxi says...

Dr Robert wrote:
Do Taxis have indicators, one would never have guessed when following them, considering that their car is their living one would think they would take more care , especially on roundabouts where they must think everybody else on the road is psychic, I take no prisoners on roundabouts, I react to signals given , no signal normally means going straight ahead. No signal, then turning left or right could mean your vehicle is out of action. Beware.
When you get a taxi do you air these views to the driver taking you home ??
[quote][p][bold]Dr Robert[/bold] wrote: Do Taxis have indicators, one would never have guessed when following them, considering that their car is their living one would think they would take more care , especially on roundabouts where they must think everybody else on the road is psychic, I take no prisoners on roundabouts, I react to signals given , no signal normally means going straight ahead. No signal, then turning left or right could mean your vehicle is out of action. Beware.[/p][/quote]When you get a taxi do you air these views to the driver taking you home ?? Stealth-Taxi
  • Score: 2

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