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LTU Reporter

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LTU Reporter
Reporter for Licensed Transport Uncovered covering taxis, private hire and chauffeur news. Always got an ear to the ground listening out for the next scoop.... If you have concerns about an unlicensed company, safety concerns, regulation, enforcement, or lack of please contact me.

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Uber drivers are accused of 32 rapes or sexual assault in London in last 12 months

Uber rape and sexual assaults London
Ubered
Freedom Information Request reveals Uber drivers in London are accused of sexually assaulting passengers once every 11 days   The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that officers have received 32 allegations of rape or sexual assault involving Uber drivers over 12 months, the equivalent of nearly three times a month. The Sun ...
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Manchester Lord Mayor re-opens London Taxi Company Manchester dealership

Paul Murphy OBE and Richard Gordon
Taxi News
Company behind iconic black cab, London Taxi Company opens state of art Manchester showroom and service centre   The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Paul Murphy OBE, opened the door to The London Taxi Company’s (LTC) new dealership in Trafford Park for the first time on 22 March, following its major redevelopment ...
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Emirates Airline UK chauffeur service, PCS Chauffeurs to stand trial for Conspiracy to Defraud

PCS Chauffeurs
Car Clocking Trial
PCS Chauffeurs and seven defendants to stand trial for alleged car clocking and vehicle fraud conspiracy   PCS Events Limited, the company behind Professional Chauffeur Services which trades under various names, including PCS Chauffeurs  is the UK preferred chauffeur service to Emirates Airline. The chauffeur company is to stand trial following a “complex and ...
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Uber driver banned from driving women after conviction for sex attack on passenger

Aliriza Kurt London Uber driver
Ubered
An Uber driver has been jailed for 18 months after sexually assaulting a young woman in London after she booked the minicab firm, Uber   An Uber driver asked a female passenger if “she was comfortable with this” as he leant over and sexually assaulted her. Aliriza Kurt, of Blackstock ...
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Passenger transport industry playing Russian Roulette with passengers lives by clocking fleets

Car Clocking
Car Clocking
Three year investigation by AngryPolicyholders.com raises serious allegations that the passenger transport industry is clocking their vehicles on ‘an unprecedented scale’   Consumer website AngryPolicyholders.com has this week made astonishing claims that the UK passenger transport industry is risking the lives of their passengers by tampering with vehicles electronic systems ...
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Taxi and private hire drivers are just as vulnerable as passengers

Opioion
Picking up total strangers who can snap at a seconds notice leaves drivers in a vulnerable position.   The press, media, licensing officials and the police rightly highlight the risks passengers face when using unlicensed private hire vehicles or taxis. But it’s not only unlicensed cabs that pose a risk. For ...
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Cheshire based chauffeur company, PCS Events Limited charged with conspiracy to defraud.

PCS Chauffeurs
Car Clocking Trial
On the 19 August 2015, at Warrington Magistrates Court chauffeur company PCS Events Limited, which trades under various names, including PCS, PCS Chauffeurs and Professional Chauffeur Service faced charges of conspiracy to defraud following a Halton Council Trading Standards investigation. The company, based at Fairoak Lane, Runcorn, Cheshire are alleged ...
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How we tested Uber’s system of checking cab drivers | Guardian Investigations

Uber Fake Insurance | The Guardian
Uber Videos
Taxi drivers say breaches in Uber’s approval process could put customers’ safety at risk. The Guardian’s Robert Booth demonstrates how a cab driver was able to pick up a paying customer despite having provided faked insurance paperwork to Uber via its computerised system. Following our investigation, Uber says it is ...
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TfL have published the latest statistics for their joint initiative: Safer Travel at Night

Regulation
Transport for London (TfL) have published the latest statistics for their joint initiative: Safer Travel at Night (STaN) campaign   TfL, who are always under attack by the trade in London for appearing to take a back-seat on enforcement is aiming to eradicate illegal touting, through STaN. TfL tailored tactics during 2014 ...
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A law student who took speeding penalty points for her private hire driver husband avoids jail

Private Hire News
Addison Lee driver claimed his wife was driving his vehicle to avoid speeding points, but minicab company confirmed to police he was at work driving vehicle Today, 15th December, Shazad Naz, 38, and his wife Nabeela Khan, 37, were lucky to escape prison after they both defrauded the police by lying over a speeding ...
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