South Tyneside Council bosses asked to close taxi licence loopholes after incidents
Council bosses in South Tyneside are being asked to close loopholes in taxi licensing laws.
They will be told next week that a man who drove his car through a barrier to confront council staff after they twice refused to give him a taxi licence now has permission to drive minibuses.
Another driver who had his licence taxi revoked after he used booking records to inappropriately contact two women is allowed to drive larger vehicles for the same firm.
Both cases are evidence of a discrepancy in licensing laws, a report claims.
In a report to South Tyneside Council’s licensing committee, the... read more