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Title: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: watty on June 09, 2021, 05:17:04 pm
Minister for Health extends the period of effect of the COVID-19 Face Coverings Regulations (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/minister-for-health-extends-the-period-of-effect-of-the-covid-19-face-coverings-regulations/) (NTA)

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The Minister for Health has made further Regulations extending the period of effect of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Face Coverings in Small Public Service Vehicles and Certain Premises) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 569 of 2020). These Regulations shall now remain in effect until the 9th day of November 2021.

To view the amending Regulations, cited as the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Face Coverings – Extension of Period of Effect) Regulations 2021, please click here.

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Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Justin Time on June 10, 2021, 05:08:50 pm
Sure who will be working then?
Theres no work out there
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: watty on June 10, 2021, 05:14:07 pm
Reading around this site, there's loads of drivers with new Tesla's and ID4's.  Somebody's making money...
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: silverbullet on June 10, 2021, 11:43:25 pm
Reading around this site, there's loads of drivers with new Tesla's and ID4's.  Somebody's making money...
Sure it's all part of the Baltic marriage/divorce settlements. 8)
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Bob Shillin on June 11, 2021, 02:45:31 am
Saw my 3rd Tesla 2021 taxi tonight.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Shallowhal on June 11, 2021, 10:39:54 am
Must be hoppin so Bob....but you're not sayin!!
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: silverbullet on June 11, 2021, 10:46:57 am
Of the drivers working, how often have you allowed passengers to travel unmasked? We all know how laissez-faire Irish punters are.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Shallowhal on June 11, 2021, 11:28:00 am
Must be time to plate back up!! lol
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: silverbullet on June 11, 2021, 11:41:01 am
Must be time to plate back up!! lol
A guy who drives a Mercedes commenting on the entry of Tesla and Volkswagen ID4's into the game.

Nothing so undermines your financial judgement as the sight of your neighbor getting rich.
– J. P. Morgan
8)
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 11, 2021, 03:20:39 pm
Sure who will be working then?
Theres no work out there

The bleedin' councils are pedestrianising streets all over the place to stimulate business and create work. They paid scant attention to taxi drivers (yourself included), self-appointed taxi drivers' representatives and taxi company bosses all telling them how unsuited taxis are to the new normal. Plenty of talk and talk about talk but no action. Shane Ross promised rickshaw regulation, the current Govt has promised eScooter regulation, successive Govts have promised promotion of walking, (e)cycling, etc... but nobody has actually delivered anything so the only option open to commuters is to travel in filthy, disease infested, environmentally destructive taxis and hackneys.

... and how does that reflect on drivers and their self-appointed representatives protesting for subsidies to get men back to work because there's no work?
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 11, 2021, 03:42:45 pm
Reading around this site, there's loads of drivers with new Tesla's and ID4's.  Somebody's making money...


8 ID4
6 Tesla
4 MG5 / MGZS

recorded on our database to date. Hardly a revolution!

http://intaxi.org/database/make.php (http://intaxi.org/database/make.php)
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Bob Shillin on June 11, 2021, 03:53:47 pm
Reading around this site, there's loads of drivers with new Tesla's and ID4's.  Somebody's making money...


8 ID4
6 Tesla
4 MG5 / MGZS

recorded on our database to date. Hardly a revolution!

[url]http://intaxi.org/database/make.php[/url] ([url]http://intaxi.org/database/make.php[/url])
ENiros ??
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 11, 2021, 03:59:45 pm
38. You can click the link above and click on any make (Kia for Niros) to view the numbers.... which ought to reasonably reflect vehicles registered on TfI's Driver Check app, subject to up to one month delay
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Bob Shillin on June 11, 2021, 04:03:15 pm
38. You can click the link above and click on any make (Kia for Niros) to view the numbers.... which ought reasonably reflect vehicles registered on TfI's Driver Check app, subject to up to one month delay
Ta,yer gifts to the world are wasted drivin' a cab.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 11, 2021, 04:09:36 pm
Wasted not driving a cab since March '20 but I've pretty much lost interest in most screen time persuits since lockdown. I've booked the initial ADI (driving instructor) exam recently - thanks to the erm finding me a fully funded course - but I have to admit my enthusiasm for study is extremely low at this stage of life so I've kinda decided that if I fail the first test I'll not waste any more time or Govt resources repeating... if I pass it might motivate me a bit, I guess.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Shallowhal on June 11, 2021, 04:13:06 pm
Wasted not driving a cab since March '20 but I've pretty much lost interest in most screen time persuits since lockdown. I've booked the initial ADI (driving instructor) exam recently - thanks to the erm finding me a fully funded course - but I have to admit my enthusiasm for study is extremely low at this stage of life so I've kinda decided that if I fail the first test I'll not waste any more time or Govt resources repeating... if I pass it might motivate me a bit, I guess.

Eh...do tell RC.....i looked into the ADI course some time back(pre covid)
Surprised Ermy wasn't jumpin all over this gem he found!!
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 11, 2021, 04:47:00 pm
PM sent
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Justin Time on June 11, 2021, 04:57:57 pm
Wasted not driving a cab since March '20 but I've pretty much lost interest in most screen time persuits since lockdown. I've booked the initial ADI (driving instructor) exam recently - thanks to the erm finding me a fully funded course - but I have to admit my enthusiasm for study is extremely low at this stage of life so I've kinda decided that if I fail the first test I'll not waste any more time or Govt resources repeating... if I pass it might motivate me a bit, I guess.


Very best of luck
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 11, 2021, 05:01:01 pm
Thanks, JIT.

Interestingly (if you're interested in such things) the Nissam Leaf @ 84 is the most popular EV among taximen and the most popular Nissan by quite some distance. Similarly the Prius (2182 + 23 Prius+) is now the most popular Toyota.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 11, 2021, 05:29:21 pm
Apologies, the Avensis is still the most popular Toyota among taxi owners in Ireland, albeit marginally. I overlooked separation of recorded variants, in particular the AVENSIS D4D 2.0 OVERMOUNT.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Bob Shillin on June 16, 2021, 05:21:51 am
30575, 21D eNiro rental from Mechanic 24hr. Things is changin'
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: john m on June 16, 2021, 07:35:06 am
Wasted not driving a cab since March '20 but I've pretty much lost interest in most screen time persuits since lockdown. I've booked the initial ADI (driving instructor) exam recently - thanks to the erm finding me a fully funded course - but I have to admit my enthusiasm for study is extremely low at this stage of life so I've kinda decided that if I fail the first test I'll not waste any more time or Govt resources repeating... if I pass it might motivate me a bit, I guess.

Eh...do tell RC.....i looked into the ADI course some time back(pre covid)
Surprised Ermy wasn't jumpin all over this gem he found!!

Applied for it got accepted got garda clearance then thought Im 60 do I want or can I get a loan for a suitable vehicle to offer training .Dont want to work for a Driving school for wages .I did suggest to the Rodent giving lessons in the students own car is probably the service to offer as most gangsters Molls are driving Audi/Merc or BMWs you wont teach them much in a Micra .Any hoo Free training worth 3000 and keep your Covid Coin .I did a Haz Chem ADR licence at the states expense during Covid .I opted not to accept the offer of a place on the scheme .
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: markmiwurdz on June 16, 2021, 03:27:19 pm
Do you not need an adapted car (2 sets of pedals) to provide the service?
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Shallowhal on June 16, 2021, 03:39:50 pm
Do you not need an adapted car (2 sets of pedals) to provide the service?

I thought you did.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: john m on June 16, 2021, 04:12:10 pm
Dont know but do you need a car ?a lot of drivers do their pre test in the car they are going to take the test in so I cant see why you can not give lessons in the drivers own vehicle .its about 1200 for the dual control kit fitted .
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Shallowhal on June 16, 2021, 05:09:42 pm
I wouldn't be teaching anyone in a non dual control car who's a complete novice.....it's bad enough hitting the imaginary brake when the missus is driving...and she has a full licence!!
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: markmiwurdz on June 16, 2021, 09:46:54 pm
Dont know but do you need a car ?a lot of drivers do their pre test in the car they are going to take the test in so I cant see why you can not give lessons in the drivers own vehicle .its about 1200 for the dual control kit fitted .


I suppose if someone's doing a test they've some level of ability to do it in a normal car whereas a beginner (or Hal's/my wife type) driver would possibly need a dig out in a situation.
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: stonethecrows on June 16, 2021, 09:49:11 pm
And what about the poor Auld leper that failed his driving test......



He left his foot on the clutch
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 17, 2021, 07:17:02 pm
30575, 21D eNiro rental from Mechanic 24hr. Things is changin'

Owned and driven by VASYL BLAHYY according to NTA records. Is Stuart doing car only rentals?
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 17, 2021, 07:20:42 pm
I wouldn't be teaching anyone in a non dual control car who's a complete novice.....it's bad enough hitting the imaginary brake when the missus is driving...and she has a full licence!!

Strange as it may seem, there's more logic in the erm's approach. While driving school cars are required to be dual control, AFAIK registered ADIs may give instruction in the learner's vehicle. Either way, at the end of every EDT session the instructor is required to tell the learner to practice for at least 3 hours with his sponsor before the next lesson. So, in effect, you are suggesting that the unqualified sponsor has greater skill than the qualified ADI...
Title: Re: Masks mandatory in taxis until 9th Nov
Post by: silverbullet on June 18, 2021, 12:01:26 am
2 pedals in the car? Sounds like that Nigerian lad parked outside Trinity college! 8)