Petition Make advertising for paid lifts illegal unless it's through a licensed operator.
Illegal paid 'lifts' are being offered on social media. Groups have been set up on FB offering 'lifts that are cheaper than a taxi'. Legitimate private/public hire drivers are DBS checked. Their cars are tested to make sure they are roadworthy. These are in place to protect members of the public.
Legally, if being paid to transport someone via a motor vehicle, hire and reward insurance must be in place. This is only available to licensed drivers who hold a badge issued by their local authority. Unlicensed 'paid lifts' aren't insured. This puts the public at risk & the general response from the police &/or LA is that there is nothing they can do. It is only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt in an accident or attacked. Those advertising unlicensed lifts should be prosecuted
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