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Bus and taxis lanes

Started by: starbuck35
On: 04/02/2019 | 09:54
Replies: 11

by: starbuck35
on: 04/02/2019 | 09:54

Did not know that taxis are allowed  to  break the speed limit  in these lanes, many times doing 30mph on the road just for a private  taxi  to speed  past .its time  they were scraped or just buses only .

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by: gvmhb
on: 04/02/2019 | 10:03
I don't imagine they are, but when did taxi drivers worry about speed limits? - (any more than the majority of the population)

Had a local taxi firm take and then later collect us when going on holiday.
Collection driver drove ay 25mph even down the main road, wandering about like a drunk (we got there OK though!)
On the way back the driver (same company) ignored all speed limits, and charged a few quid more into the bargain Smiley Frustrated
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by: otbc11
on: 04/02/2019 | 10:38
Taxis must abide by the speed limit in bus/taxi lanes.
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by: standardbearer
on: 04/02/2019 | 10:51
As far as im aware the only vehicle that can break the speed limit is the ones with a blue flashing light .
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by: willscarlett
on: 04/02/2019 | 11:00
Don't even know why taxis are allowed in bus lanes anyway, they are private vehicles, no different to a private car.
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by: michaeldunha
on: 04/02/2019 | 11:13
@starbuck35 I'd be curious to know who told you this because it really doesn't sound plausible if I'm honest.
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by: bluenose5
on: 04/02/2019 | 11:38
Time is Money for Taxi Drivers.
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by: contro
on: 04/02/2019 | 15:53

They should have speed cams on them too  afterall they are only money spinners so they could make more

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by: themzbiker
on: 04/02/2019 | 15:58
No we need to keep the bus lanes
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by: bladerunner929
on: 04/02/2019 | 16:15

@starbuck35 unsure if all taxis services should be using bus lanes, don't think private taxis can use them, though some areas allow motorcyclists to use them. Suppose its down to the local council who can and cannot avail of the bus lane 

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