Public Carriage Office and cyclists

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2109
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many complaints has the PCO received from cyclists about taxi drivers in the last 5 years? What action does the PCO take when it receives a complaint about aggressive or dangerous driving?

Answer

Answer for Public Carriage Office and cyclists

Answer for Public Carriage Office and cyclists

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The PCO only deals with passenger related complaints about taxi drivers and therefore the PCO does not hold records of complaints received from cyclists and other road users.Anyone making a complaint about aggressive or dangerous driving by a taxi driver is advised by the PCO to report the matter to police. If police action is subsequently taken, the PCO will, depending on the offence, consider the suitability of the driver in question to remain licensed.