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New taxi age rules agreed by city council
9:40am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
Oxford city councillors have rubber-stamped plans to introduce an age limit for taxis and private hire vehicles in Oxford.
On Monday, a meeting of the city council endorsed a proposal to introduce rules that mean drivers will have to replace cars after 10 or 12 years, depending on what type they drive.
Currently, new licences are not issued to anyone driving a car more than five years old, but there is no limit on the age of cars driven by existing licence holders.
The new plans mean private hire vehicles will have to be replaced when they are 10 years old, and black cabs will have to be replaced once they are 12 years old.