Taxi driver ban

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AN unlicensed taxi driver has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 and banned from driving.

Roy King, 53, from Church Street, Appleford, who was working for OK Corporate Cars, pleaded guilty and was also given eight penalty points for driving with no insurance.

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11:59am Wed 21 Mar 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

And what about OK Corporate Cars, don't they get prosecuted for employing him?
And what about OK Corporate Cars, don't they get prosecuted for employing him? Dilligaf2010
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12:01pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Lord Palmerstone says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
And what about OK Corporate Cars, don't they get prosecuted for employing him?
If they haven't been done for permitting that will be because Roy was "self-employed" i.e. paid a % to the OK control in return for business. Hope that helps.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: And what about OK Corporate Cars, don't they get prosecuted for employing him?[/p][/quote]If they haven't been done for permitting that will be because Roy was "self-employed" i.e. paid a % to the OK control in return for business. Hope that helps. Lord Palmerstone
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12:14pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
And what about OK Corporate Cars, don't they get prosecuted for employing him?
If they haven't been done for permitting that will be because Roy was "self-employed" i.e. paid a % to the OK control in return for business. Hope that helps.
Surely though a company has to prove somebody is legit before offering them work, even if on a self employed basis?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: And what about OK Corporate Cars, don't they get prosecuted for employing him?[/p][/quote]If they haven't been done for permitting that will be because Roy was "self-employed" i.e. paid a % to the OK control in return for business. Hope that helps.[/p][/quote]Surely though a company has to prove somebody is legit before offering them work, even if on a self employed basis? Dilligaf2010
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12:14pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Sid Hunt says...

Unlicensed in what way - no driving licence or no taxi licence?
Unlicensed in what way - no driving licence or no taxi licence? Sid Hunt
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12:39pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

Sid Hunt wrote:
Unlicensed in what way - no driving licence or no taxi licence?
Fishing ;)
[quote][p][bold]Sid Hunt[/bold] wrote: Unlicensed in what way - no driving licence or no taxi licence?[/p][/quote]Fishing ;) Dilligaf2010
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1:04pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Bart_Simpson1 says...

He is not a taxi driver, The Oxford Mail always fail to know what the difference is. Very shoddy reporting again.
He is not a taxi driver, The Oxford Mail always fail to know what the difference is. Very shoddy reporting again. Bart_Simpson1
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1:24pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Severian says...

Lax reporting from Oxford Mail. An "unlicensed taxi driver" is NOT a taxi driver! What he was is a driver who was taking passengers for a fee, whilst not being licensed to work for a private hire firm.
Lax reporting from Oxford Mail. An "unlicensed taxi driver" is NOT a taxi driver! What he was is a driver who was taking passengers for a fee, whilst not being licensed to work for a private hire firm. Severian
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1:38pm Wed 21 Mar 12

SteveOX4 says...

Funny how Oxford Mail didn't report an alleged robbery and assault by a taxi/private hire driver a couple of weeks ago. I will post a link to it when I can be bothered.
Funny how Oxford Mail didn't report an alleged robbery and assault by a taxi/private hire driver a couple of weeks ago. I will post a link to it when I can be bothered. SteveOX4
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1:51pm Wed 21 Mar 12

SteveOX4 says...

http://www.oxfordshi
reguardian.co.uk/201
2/03/taxi-driver-in-
alleged-attack-on-ma
n-in-woodstock-over-
stolen-mobile-phone/
http://www.oxfordshi reguardian.co.uk/201 2/03/taxi-driver-in- alleged-attack-on-ma n-in-woodstock-over- stolen-mobile-phone/ SteveOX4
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3:28pm Wed 21 Mar 12

King Joke says...

Severian wrote:
Lax reporting from Oxford Mail. An "unlicensed taxi driver" is NOT a taxi driver! What he was is a driver who was taking passengers for a fee, whilst not being licensed to work for a private hire firm.
Pedants' Corner! 99.9% of the population recognise a private hire vehicle as a taxi, and indeed many PHV firms have 'Taxis' in their company name. Do you want to do them under trade descriptions laws?
[quote][p][bold]Severian[/bold] wrote: Lax reporting from Oxford Mail. An "unlicensed taxi driver" is NOT a taxi driver! What he was is a driver who was taking passengers for a fee, whilst not being licensed to work for a private hire firm.[/p][/quote]Pedants' Corner! 99.9% of the population recognise a private hire vehicle as a taxi, and indeed many PHV firms have 'Taxis' in their company name. Do you want to do them under trade descriptions laws? King Joke
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5:25pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon says...

SteveOX4 wrote:
Funny how Oxford Mail didn't report an alleged robbery and assault by a taxi/private hire driver a couple of weeks ago. I will post a link to it when I can be bothered.
I don't know why it was not on here, i read it on TVP website and even they don't know the difference between PHV and a TAXI. It was a phv not a taxi, but if the man was stupid enough to get into the car with a driver who is already breaking at least 2 laws, why he thinks that he wouldn't break any more. If he had got in a TAXI on St Giles it only goes £18 on the meter to the punchbowl so he would have saved money as well as his smashed up car. Always take a real TAXI we are professional drivers who charge the rate for the job, and not tell you it is £20 then demand £35 at the end of the journey and smash up your car when you refuse, we leave that to the PHV drivers.
[quote][p][bold]SteveOX4[/bold] wrote: Funny how Oxford Mail didn't report an alleged robbery and assault by a taxi/private hire driver a couple of weeks ago. I will post a link to it when I can be bothered.[/p][/quote]I don't know why it was not on here, i read it on TVP website and even they don't know the difference between PHV and a TAXI. It was a phv not a taxi, but if the man was stupid enough to get into the car with a driver who is already breaking at least 2 laws, why he thinks that he wouldn't break any more. If he had got in a TAXI on St Giles it only goes £18 on the meter to the punchbowl so he would have saved money as well as his smashed up car. Always take a real TAXI we are professional drivers who charge the rate for the job, and not tell you it is £20 then demand £35 at the end of the journey and smash up your car when you refuse, we leave that to the PHV drivers. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
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5:31pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon says...

King Joke wrote:
Severian wrote:
Lax reporting from Oxford Mail. An "unlicensed taxi driver" is NOT a taxi driver! What he was is a driver who was taking passengers for a fee, whilst not being licensed to work for a private hire firm.
Pedants' Corner! 99.9% of the population recognise a private hire vehicle as a taxi, and indeed many PHV firms have 'Taxis' in their company name. Do you want to do them under trade descriptions laws?
King joke there is massive difference between taxi and phv, also no phv may have the word TAXI anywhere on or in his vehicle, even on the receipt cards. I am just waiting for the big accident with phv that has been flagged down cos when passenger finds out there is no insurance to pay for injuries and lifetime care, he will really know the difference between taxi and phv then. Not- pedantic new word for me had to look it up - but the true difference.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Severian[/bold] wrote: Lax reporting from Oxford Mail. An "unlicensed taxi driver" is NOT a taxi driver! What he was is a driver who was taking passengers for a fee, whilst not being licensed to work for a private hire firm.[/p][/quote]Pedants' Corner! 99.9% of the population recognise a private hire vehicle as a taxi, and indeed many PHV firms have 'Taxis' in their company name. Do you want to do them under trade descriptions laws?[/p][/quote]King joke there is massive difference between taxi and phv, also no phv may have the word TAXI anywhere on or in his vehicle, even on the receipt cards. I am just waiting for the big accident with phv that has been flagged down cos when passenger finds out there is no insurance to pay for injuries and lifetime care, he will really know the difference between taxi and phv then. Not- pedantic new word for me had to look it up - but the true difference. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
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5:54am Thu 22 Mar 12

another one bites the dust says...

New Top Contracts
Church Street
Appleford
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4PA

01235 848030

Category: Car Hire - Chauffeur Driven

HE'S BE DOIN' IT FOR YEARS
New Top Contracts Church Street Appleford Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 4PA 01235 848030 Category: Car Hire - Chauffeur Driven HE'S BE DOIN' IT FOR YEARS another one bites the dust
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9:00am Thu 22 Mar 12

another one bites the dust says...

another one bites the dust wrote:
New Top Contracts
Church Street
Appleford
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4PA

01235 848030

Category: Car Hire - Chauffeur Driven

HE'S BE DOIN' IT FOR YEARS
10+ YEARS!!
[quote][p][bold]another one bites the dust[/bold] wrote: New Top Contracts Church Street Appleford Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 4PA 01235 848030 Category: Car Hire - Chauffeur Driven HE'S BE DOIN' IT FOR YEARS[/p][/quote]10+ YEARS!! another one bites the dust
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