Cabbies welcome Bath taxi marshal scheme


Taxi drivers in bath have welcomed the council’s recent introduction of a pilot taxi marshal scheme designed to offer increased safety for cabbies and their clients.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is stationing two designated marshals on a number of taxi ranks at weekends in order to keep problems such as anti-social behaviour in check.

Both the authority and local police have hailed the commencement of the scheme as a success, with the supervision provided helping to ensure a more pleasant experience for cab users, reports the Bath Chronicle.

This verdict was echoed by Bath Taxi Association chairman Rob Hollingdale, who stated that feedback from drivers was proving equally positive.

He said: “The taxi marshals make a big difference in managing queues so that both cab driver and customer are safe for the journey home from a night out.”

Last week, Stirling Council confirmed that it will also be using taxi marshals over the Christmas period following a successful trial of the scheme last year.

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