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Addison lee told to use bus lanes!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by gaz, 15 Apr 2012.

  1. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

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    I'm sure some of you will agree that this is a nightmare.. Addison lee are known to be some of the worst drivers on the roads of London.

    I'm not sure about the legitimacy of their claim to use bus lanes, i'm having a hard time finding any official documentation about the laws.
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    God help us...!!!
  3. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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  4. musa

    musa Über Member

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    well, this will be the start of a disaster....and could lead to paths being created for other known companies. its bad enough with cabbies and MOTORBIKES
  5. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

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    It looks like the law regarding who is allowed to use bus lanes or not is down to the Traffic Management Order for the specific section of road. It would seem that the TMO's only state taxi, and they don't actually define what a taxi is. So it is open to interpretation as to wether private hire vehicles are allowed to use london bus lanes.
  6. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

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    A TRO that stipulated taxi only covers not allowing private hire in them as the law states what a taxi is( public transportation, able to pick up at th's side of the roads) sounds like this operator is trying to be smart?
  7. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

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    The operator of private hire vehicles or the bus lanes?
  8. Adrian

    Adrian That trolly stalker can foxtrot oscar.

    Perhaps we could get them all out, black cabs, minicabs, and motorbikes.
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  9. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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  10. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

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    The private hire operator
  11. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

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  12. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

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  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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    Ooops! Missed that!
  14. GfromHull

    GfromHull Active Member

    Is this some sort of legal loop hole they have picked up on? In regards to the definition of taxi v's private hire.
  15. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

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    I've done a lot of reading in the past 3 hours. To me they are pushing there luck. I reckon i've found out enough to say that a private hire vehicle is not a taxi.... all shall be revealed in my blog tomorrow.
  16. musa

    musa Über Member

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    do you know if this 'want' of there as got any further? like to MP's and TfL etc
  17. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

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    Jeez, we're going to get a lot of tailgating and beeping, I think.
  18. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

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  19. musa

    musa Über Member

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    That cleared it all, best have your camera ready Gaz

  20. Adasta

    Adasta Well-Known Member

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    Wonder how long it'll be before they let cars in the bus lane.
    mickle likes this.