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Cabbies go-slow protest around Nottingham (Tash [Alan Lodge]) | 05.07.2011 22:55

Tuesday 5th July 2011

Over the last couple of days, cab drivers have staged a go-slow protest around Nottingham City streets over new parking regulations proposed by Nottingham City Council.

From Monday 4th July, the city council is issuing fines to drivers who stop in places other than the approved taxi ranks.

The authority says the measures are necessary to keep traffic moving.

Drivers say it is unfair as there are 411 Hackney cabs and only 201 taxi rank bays. Hence they are expected to drive around lots, looking for fares and adding to the existing carbon emissions I guess.

Coucil statement about all of this:



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