LAST MONTH, West Country cabbies voiced their opposition to a proposal by Plymouth City Council to increase hackney tariff prices for the first time in six years.
One taxi driver, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “I think the whole idea of a fare increase is ridiculous. We seem to be letting the minority of the trade speak for the majority. We need to find a way to entice more customers, rather than drive away the passengers that do use us. The morons that run Plymouth Taxi Association do not speak for the whole trade.”
Another cabbie said:
I wish to object to the fare increase on hackney carriages as it is not needed as present. I do believe that all the taxi trade should have a say, as there has been no consultation with most of the drivers.