Post by tim... Post by Someone Somewhere Post by Robin9
TfL have announced that they have successfully prosecuted 21 private
hire drivers for not accepting assistance dogs between February 2015
and May 2017. One driver was ordered to pay £1,488 after trying to
extra for carrying an assistance dog.
Whilst my natural reaction to this is "good", it does raise the
question of whether assistance dogs are special
the dogs themselves aren't special
but their owners are
without their dogs these people are generally housebound,
Post by tim...
Good luck with proving that you refused to carry a blind person (plus
dog) on that lawful basis
You seem to be suggesting that I am somewhat against this - I suggest
you re-read my post to ascertain that I was asking a legitimate question
whilst stating (and starting) with the premise that I thought it was a
good thing these drivers had been prosecuted.
I know London Black taxi drivers have to take a fare if it is within XX
miles of Charing Cross or whatever (although we've all heard of the
"south of the river - not this time of night" responses), but outside of
general discrimination law which was can assume is all encompassing can
private hire vehicles turn people away - for example, too drunk, too
fat, too full of rhinovirus or similar?