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COMMENT: Making our roads safer is a good idea
10:00am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
MOST of us jump into a taxi without a second thought about how old the vehicle is.
Obviously if it’s a clapped-out banger you may think twice but the majority of the time as long as it gets you from a to b you’re normally not too fussed.
But not only is there an element of safety as cars reach a certain age, they can also cause more pollution to the environment.
And these are the two reasons Oxford City Council wants to limit the age of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles to five years.
Unsuprisingly drivers trading in the city haven’t all welcomed the new licensing policy. However, for many years there hasn’t been a limit and the council is being reasonable in allowing those with existing licences to have vehicles up to 12-years-old so they don’t have to fork out thousands straight away.
Anything that will make our roads safer should be welcomed.
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