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Basil Jet[_2_] Basil Jet[_2_] is offline
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Default taxi to airport in London

On 2012\06\07 01:46, Paul Cummins wrote:
We were about to embark at Dover, when (Mike
Hughes) came up to me and whispered:

For those who don't know about such things, you will often find
that many PH companies

Lets test these claims...

use drivers who have not taken the extensive 'knowledge' test;

But are often training for it while earning and learning as TfL licensed
PH Drivers

do not have to take any additional driving test;

Nor do Taxi Drivers.

may in fact be driving without a UK driving licence

Unlikely, as a part of the licensing process is to check the driver is
legal to drive in the UK, and has valid licence, insurance and CRB.

CRB only really covers time spent in the UK. Since many minicab drivers
are fresh arrivals from the third world, a clean CRB tells you nothing.

As for valid licence and insurance, "Further inquiries into the rapist's
firm revealed that each of its 32 drivers was working illegally in some
way - either through their immigration status or by claiming benefit
while working." See