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Online Shallowhal

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Taxi Regulator
« on: May 16, 2019, 05:34:10 PM »
Was dropping my chungfella down to a venue that he was playing in ladt night to collect his guitar...pulled in on part of the rank that's rarely used(not on the street where the main rank is) to wait for him to run across the road to the venue....knock on my passenger window....he didn't introduce himself by name but flashed a badge and said taxi regulator....explained i wasn't working(was in workwear and a manky t-shirt),he said the traffic wardens were on the rounds,there were a couple of private cars parked behind me and he was having words with the drivers,he said he'd give me five minutes......i was gone a couple of minutes later...but it got me thinking what powers has he to do anything about the private cars given there was no warden or Garda with him,he probably could have done me for plying for hire as i don't have an LH licence

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 10:32:21 PM »
if your roof sign light wasn't on, it would be hard for him to prove you were plying for hire.

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 10:40:21 PM »
if your roof sign light wasn't on, it would be hard for him to prove you were plying for hire.
he was on a rank

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 10:58:17 PM »
i see taxis from dublin park in my local rank in west if ireland during the days sometimes, no one passes any heed on them, we know they arent plying for hire, just parked there for a few minutes before heading off again.

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 09:57:48 AM »
If I was a private driver I'd have told him to Fcuk off as he has no control over private vehicle's

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 11:08:37 AM »
Them fuckwits think they are still in the force, if you'd no rooflight or meter on I'd just tell him to fuck off away from me car, your insured for social and domestic purpose so FUCK Off...
Inanyways why didn't ya bring him down in shitty brown?
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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 11:15:06 AM »
Them fuckwits think they are still in the force, if you'd no rooflight or meter on I'd just tell him to fuck off away from me car, your insured for social and domestic purpose so FUCK Off...
Inanyways why didn't ya bring him down in shitty brown?

Had it parked up in front of me joe....i was over in the UK for a roadtrip the weekend so it was resting.

I was parked in the rank albeit around the corner but had i been in the Citroen i would have told him to sling his proverbials.

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 05:42:13 PM »
Was dropping my chungfella down to a venue that he was playing in ladt night to collect his guitar...pulled in on part of the rank that's rarely used(not on the street where the main rank is) to wait for him to run across the road to the venue....knock on my passenger window....he didn't introduce himself by name but flashed a badge and said taxi regulator....explained i wasn't working(was in workwear and a manky t-shirt),he said the traffic wardens were on the rounds,there were a couple of private cars parked behind me and he was having words with the drivers,he said he'd give me five minutes......i was gone a couple of minutes later...but it got me thinking what powers has he to do anything about the private cars given there was no warden or Garda with him,he probably could have done me for plying for hire as i don't have an LH licence
If your roof sign was on the vehicle you are deemed to be Plying for hire.
Anyhoo, just forget it happened.

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 08:40:41 PM »
Would think taxi sign has to be in the boot for private use

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 11:12:30 PM »
Would think taxi sign has to be in the boot for private use
Exactly.
Or you're allowed turn the sign length ways if engaged long distance.
Haven't seen a Taxi Regulator in 15 years, but then again I work nights! 8)

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 06:05:56 PM »
You can accept a private hire anywhere. That's how all the country drivers flood the cities to work for mytaxi.

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2019, 08:51:16 AM »
You can accept a private hire anywhere. That's how all the country drivers flood the cities to work for mytaxi.
I taught the County sticker on your sign was were you were legally entitled to pick up off the street ?

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 09:27:24 AM »
You can accept a private hire anywhere. That's how all the country drivers flood the cities to work for mytaxi.
I taught the County sticker on your sign was were you were legally entitled to pick up off the street ?


Picking up off the street and accepting a private hire are two different things things.
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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 09:31:58 AM »
You can accept a private hire anywhere. That's how all the country drivers flood the cities to work for mytaxi.
I taught the County sticker on your sign was were you were legally entitled to pick up off the street ?


Picking up off the street and accepting a private hire are two different things things.
Understood Tony, so with MYT we can pick up anywhere in the cntry

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Re: Taxi Regulator
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2019, 09:34:46 AM »
Technically an e hail is the same as a pre-book job.Thats how Uber hacks in London were running rings around the black cabs.It might only be booked two minutes bit it's still booked.

 


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