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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:26 pm 
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Wellingborough taxi driver fined after admitting to not using his taxi meter

A Wellingborough taxi driver has pleaded guilty to one offence of not using the taxi meter fitted in his Hackney Carriage. On December 9 last year, licensing officers employed by Wellingborough Council undertook a test purchase operation in conjunction with Northamptonshire Police.

During the operation, two special police constables in plain clothes approached a taxi driven by Tariq Ali of Stanley Road, Wellingborough. Ali undertook a journey with the two special constables in his taxi, but contrary to the byelaws, he did not activate the meter before starting the journey.

A formal investigation was undertaken by the council, and Ali pleaded guilty to one offence of failing to activate his meter at Wellingborough Magistrates Court on September 18. He was fined £246, with costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £30; a total of £526. Ali will now be referred to the council’s licensing sub-committee for a decision over whether he should keep his licence.

Cllr Graham Lawman, chairman of the council’s services committee, said: “Hackney Carriage drivers are required to use the meter for all journeys within the borough and must not charge more than the metered fare. “If a driver does not use their meter for any journey, they will not know what the metered fare would have been and could potentially overcharge customers.

“This driver had previously been given a warning about not using his meter following a complaint in 2014. “All other test purchase journeys undertaken on the evening in December were compliant with the byelaws. “This provides reassurance that most taxi drivers adhere to what is required of them.”

The council’s licensing policy requires a tariff of fares to be displayed in all Hackney Carriages and passengers are advised to check that the meter has been activated at the start of any journey. Anyone who has concerns about being overcharged, or any driver not using their meter, should ask the driver for a receipt and make a note of the vehicle registration or licence plate number, and ask the driver for their badge number or note the driver’s description.

Complaints can be made to the council licensing team on 01933 231966.

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round here most customers complain if you put the meter on expecting a guaranteed discounted fixed price

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I thought use of the meter was laid down ion T(PC)Act? They're saying it is bye laws.


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I thought use of the meter was laid down ion T(PC)Act? They're saying it is bye laws.



It is on our Fare Table"MUST be used during each hiring"


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:00 pm 
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68 Byelaws for regulating hackney carriages The commissioners may from time to time (subject to the restrictions of this and the special Act) make byelaws for all or any of the purposes following; (that is to say,) For regulating the conduct of the proprietors and drivers of hackney carriages plying within the prescribed distance in their several employments, and determining whether such drivers shall wear any and what badges, and for regulating the hours within which they may exercise their calling: For regulating the manner in which the number of each carriage, corresponding with the number of its licence, shall be displayed: For regulating the number of persons to be carried by such hackney carriages, and in what manner such number is to be shown on such carriage, and what number of horses or other animals is to draw the same, and the placing of check strings to the carriages, and the holding of the same by the driver, and how such hackney carriages are to be furnished or provided: For fixing the stands of such hackney carriages, and the distance to which they may be compelled to take passengers, not exceeding the prescribed distance: For fixing the rates or fares, as well for time as distance, to be paid for such hackney carriages within the prescribed distance, and for securing the due publication of such fares; For securing the safe custody and re-delivery of any property accidentally left in hackney carriages, and fixing the charges to be made in respect thereof. Modification Modified, in relation to the taxi code, by the Licensed Taxis (Hiring at Separate Fares) Order

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68 Byelaws for regulating hackney carriages The commissioners may from time to time (subject to the restrictions of this and the special Act) make byelaws for all or any of the purposes following; (that is to say,) For regulating the conduct of the proprietors and drivers of hackney carriages plying within the prescribed distance in their several employments, and determining whether such drivers shall wear any and what badges, and for regulating the hours within which they may exercise their calling: For regulating the manner in which the number of each carriage, corresponding with the number of its licence, shall be displayed: For regulating the number of persons to be carried by such hackney carriages, and in what manner such number is to be shown on such carriage, and what number of horses or other animals is to draw the same, and the placing of check strings to the carriages, and the holding of the same by the driver, and how such hackney carriages are to be furnished or provided: For fixing the stands of such hackney carriages, and the distance to which they may be compelled to take passengers, not exceeding the prescribed distance: For fixing the rates or fares, as well for time as distance, to be paid for such hackney carriages within the prescribed distance, and for securing the due publication of such fares; For securing the safe custody and re-delivery of any property accidentally left in hackney carriages, and fixing the charges to be made in respect thereof. Modification Modified, in relation to the taxi code, by the Licensed Taxis (Hiring at Separate Fares) Order


taxi meters were not invented when that was written so surely there is a clause elsewhere to the effect that meters must be used otherwise such byelaws are not legal surely

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MR T wrote:
68 Byelaws for regulating hackney carriages The commissioners may from time to time (subject to the restrictions of this and the special Act) make byelaws for all or any of the purposes following; (that is to say,) For regulating the conduct of the proprietors and drivers of hackney carriages plying within the prescribed distance in their several employments, and determining whether such drivers shall wear any and what badges, and for regulating the hours within which they may exercise their calling: For regulating the manner in which the number of each carriage, corresponding with the number of its licence, shall be displayed: For regulating the number of persons to be carried by such hackney carriages, and in what manner such number is to be shown on such carriage, and what number of horses or other animals is to draw the same, and the placing of check strings to the carriages, and the holding of the same by the driver, and how such hackney carriages are to be furnished or provided: For fixing the stands of such hackney carriages, and the distance to which they may be compelled to take passengers, not exceeding the prescribed distance: For fixing the rates or fares, as well for time as distance, to be paid for such hackney carriages within the prescribed distance, and for securing the due publication of such fares; For securing the safe custody and re-delivery of any property accidentally left in hackney carriages, and fixing the charges to be made in respect thereof. Modification Modified, in relation to the taxi code, by the Licensed Taxis (Hiring at Separate Fares) Order


taxi meters were not invented when that was written so surely there is a clause elsewhere to the effect that meters must be used otherwise such byelaws are not legal surely



The scribe who wrote the 1847 Act had such a vision that he/her covered every eventuality in the Act.It is that good of an Act that all Road Traffic Acts are based off the 1847 Act.
To prove the point of how good a scribe they were in 1847 every so called improvement to TAXI licensing has been a backward step because there has not been a scribe good enough to improve the 1847 Act,take the latest example "Deregulation Act" utter failure has caused more problems than it resolved.


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