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Old 19th May 2019, 08:34
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Then of course there was a well known Radio and TV personality that bought a black cab for himself and boasted about using bus lanes in London
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Old 19th May 2019, 12:08
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash View Post
Then of course there was a well known Radio and TV personality that bought a black cab for himself and boasted about using bus lanes in London
I know who you mean, I used to work with someone who did the same thing and even had a dummy mocked up passenger in the back. Still doing it as far as I know.
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Old 19th May 2019, 12:11
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I know who you mean, I used to work with someone who did the same thing and even had a dummy mocked up passenger in the back. Still doing it as far as I know.
How does that work then? Aren't the bus lanes policed by cameras? Which know which number plates do and don't belong to properly licensed taxis?
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Old 19th May 2019, 12:26
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How does that work then? Aren't the bus lanes policed by cameras? Which know which number plates do and don't belong to properly licensed taxis?
Perhaps the person in question also holds a cabbies licence as a formality and can therefore register their cab? Would that work? Having said that, I believe quite a few London cabs are owned by, say, person A and he hires it out to person B,C,D round the clock etc on a part day hire rate. I hailed a black cab one day in central London and was astonished to be picked up by a work colleague and he explained the day hiring arrangement to me. (He was on a day off and he did hold a valid cabbies licence). I guess then the cab must be registered and not the person so I don’t know the answer to your question and I no longer see either of these people to ask.

edited to add: here’s an interesting link.

https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-an...ehicle-licence

I should also add I believe the person in question was doing it for personal convenience and money was not an obstacle.



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Old 19th May 2019, 12:31
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At one stage, HRH Philip owned (and drove) a black 'London' cab.
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Old 19th May 2019, 12:35
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
At one stage, HRH Philip owned (and drove) a black 'London' cab.
Indeed.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-give-driving/
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Old 19th May 2019, 17:11
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O'Leary famously had a Dublin cab so he could use the Bus lane.......................
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Old 20th May 2019, 00:21
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Back in the 50s the Armenian oil billionaire Nubar Gulbenkian owned a couple of luxuriously converted London taxis. He famously said of them "They can turn on a sixpence - whatever that is!"
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