Don’t taxis make roads far less safe?


Taxis are a form of public transport and promote both road and passenger safety. They are not the same as Private Hire Vehicles: there is evidence of Private Hire Vehicles using the cycle lanes in the area as a traffic route, which makes cyclists less safe. These kinds of vehicles should be discouraged, but reducing taxi access is not the way to do this. Sadly, the data collated for collisions consider Private Hire Vehicles and black cabs as one measurement unit, this masks the low level of collisions involving black cabs.