Stop south Glos council forcing ph drivers to have taxi plates permanently attached to car

Stop south Glos council forcing ph drivers to have taxi plates permanently attached to car

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G Singh started this petition to South Gloucestershire council

We as private hire taxi drivers in south Glos, Bristol, surroundings areas do not wish to have our taxi plates permanently affixed to vehicles as when we often use them for pleasure / family time and  private use this means we often remove these plates.

But 90% of us use strong magnets and have been doing so for a vast amount of time, this is for the rear plates to be attached to the rear of the vehicle. And we use strong magnets / cable ties to attach the front plate to front of the vehicle. Now some drivers also have very expensive cars and can’t drill into their bodywork causing £1000’s of damage.

We feel Its only the more recent drivers that have joined the taxi business in the last 12 months that feel the need to not display or incorrectly display their plates. 

All the existing drivers that been driving a while know the rules and are fully aware of the consequences and regulations of not using or displaying the plates at all or incorrectly. 
we are simply saying magnets have been around for quite a considerable amount of time for taxi drivers and other trades. 
we feel the punishment or fines for not displaying the plates or not carrying plates at all should increase this will raise more awareness this is the only real solution to resolve this issue.

But just to make it clear we don’t want anything to change but the punishment to increase for the following : 

100% visible not overlapping at the back and front

100% visible when your working at the back and front 

100% visible correctly attached and strongly secured at the back and front 

so it’s pretty simple request we are making here please sign to agree.

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