Taxi drivers consider legal challenge to rules
TAXI drivers plan to mount a legal challenge to new rules aimed at improving standards in the industry, writes Paul Melia.
The Irish Taxi Council, which represents drivers from 27 associations, opposes plans by the Taxi Regulator to ban cars over nine years old from taxi work and to force drivers to sit a test.
Spokesman Frank Byrne said withdrawal of services would continue, but that it would be willing to meet with the Department of Transport if an independent mediator was present.
"The men have decided to engage a barrister to research all the regulations of 2003," he said.
There was low participation in a stoppage yesterday, which was due to end at 5am today.