Glasgow Council acts against ‘exploitative’ taxi advertising

Glasgow Council is taking action against cabbies in the local area who feature advertising for lap-dancing clubs in their vehicles.

A ban has been issued by the authority which prevents any of its workers from using a taxi which displays advertising for the establishments, reports the Sunday Mail.

The council explained that it has decided to initiate the move as part of its ongoing actions against Glasgow’s lap-dancing industry, which it described as “a form of commercial sexual exploitation”.

Council deputy leader Jim Coleman, who announced the ban via letters written to each department, has stated that taxis in the area which promote the clubs will therefore no longer benefit from the authority’s custom.

He said: “We do not believe the council should be endorsing this advertising.”

This comes after the body last month announced new plans to install CCTV cameras inside cabs operating in the city in a move to increase the safety of drivers.

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