Southampton taxi and private hire drivers are now entering a three month consultation process with Southampton City Council (SCC) on approving the July 2020 document Department for Transport (DfT) Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles Standards. Members are concerned that under the title, Motoring Convictions, the word 'multiple' is used when referring to drivers penalty points. Included within the councils' consultation but nothing to do with DfT.
On another subject but to do with the consultation - licensing has brought up the topic of drivers working hours. This is nothing to do with the Uber Supreme Court Hearing, as you might remember, that was referenced by drivers working for Uber through the smart phone app? The drivers hours that SCC are talking about will effect hackney carriage and private hire drivers who do not work for any taxi company or on an app. These are individual drivers who source their own jobs.