Putting our taxi service on the road to ruin

AS Matt Cooper said in his column about taxis (May 20), the public have a right to feel safe when using a taxi — they want a clean vehicle driven by a trustworthy individual who knows where they’ve asked him to take them.

Who cares if the car is a 20-year-old Merc or the driver is over 60, he’s a professional.

What the Taxi Regulator wants to give them is new vehicles that are run into the ground after three years of 24/7 driving by teams of overseas drivers who don’t know Irish place names.

And as for complaining to the same Taxi Regulator, what’s the use when the Taxi Regulator can’t find the driver that’s been complained about, and actually makes complaining such a difficult process.

Brendan Lynch

Bray

Co Wicklow

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