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Private Hire Driver Loses His Licence After Refusing a Ride to a Blind Person

Private Hire Driver Loses His Licence After Refusing a Ride to a Blind Person

A Nottingham based private hire driver Mohammad Saghir has lost his licence after his refusal to pick up a blind man who was being accompanied by his guide dog. The driver was pleaded guilty by Derby Justice Center in December for not picking up a blind man due to his guide dog. Further, In a review, Nottingham City Council ordered to revoke the licence of the driver.

 

According to the committee, the driver arrived at the pub near Trent Bridge where he sent a text to Mark Whittle, informing his arrival. When Mr. Mark emerged from the pub along with his wife and guide dog, the driver drove off immediately.

 

Mr. Whittle rang the city council to take action against the driver for his non-professional behaviour. Mr. Whittle Said: ” We kept waiting for some time, and then I called the cab firm, and they asked the driver to go back, but he was adamant that he wouldn’t allow a dog in his car.” He further added, “It’s sad to hear that the driver lost his licence, but he’s only got himself to blame.”

 

Mr. Saghir was also forced to pay £476 in terms of fine, victim surcharge and legal costs. Nottingham City Councillor Mr. Tony Neal said: ” We were shocked after hearing the experience of the victim and decided to investigate it immediately.”

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