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Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not??

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Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not??

Read a joke the other day, not that relevant or funny but listed a load of taxi driver-related crimes..  Sort of got me thinking though, are taxi drivers CRB checked?  I would have thought if anyone who deals with the public this closely should be CRB checked at the very least, but i seem to remember a cousin of mine doing a taxi job last year and i seriously doubt he would pass such a check clearly.  I work in healthcare and need a new CRB for every job i get or every time i move house, bit excessive i think as i applied for a job 6 weeks ago but didnt get it although they applied and sent me a CRB, now if i apply for another one today, that doesnt stand.  Anyway i digress....
 
So are taxi drivers CRB'd?  If not what sort of checks do they have to undergo to be able to have people getting in their cab/car?  This worries me a bit as ive often heard of people putting their kids in taxis as it is safer than them making their own way home from a friends, for example.  
 
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    dan20uk
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 13:42:12 (permalink)
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    My friend is a taxi driver and he has been CRB checked
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 13:58:46 (permalink)
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    I may be wrong, my understanding is this check is done as part of the apllication process
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:04:45 (permalink)
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    Ah ok hope so! Just thinking of my cousin still, ill use that as an example.. He has lots of charges but not sure what they are, i know he did get some sort of ban from cheshire (how they instigate that i've not a clue) so im guessing they arent light charges so to speak.  And some of the charges he had from a few years ago i seem to remember stopped him being allowed to move to america with his brother?  So again im guessing they were pretty hefty ones.  He worked last year for a local firm, registered 'proper' firm, known in the area etc.  So are there ways around this? maybe sharing a cab, and the owner of the cab being CRB'd?  Just guessing here but as said im pretty sure my cuz wouldnt do well on a check and if he can get a job as a taxi driver then there must be others out there?
     
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:09:27 (permalink)
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    I will be a taxi driver one day just to pick up hot chicks on a friday and saturday night!

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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:17:20 (permalink)
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    RB the downside is clearing up the puke later on lol.

    All taxi drivers as far as I'm aware are CRB checked although this does not apply to the huge number of illegals who drive "cabs" and this is where most of the taxi related incidents i.e. rape etc occur. Its hard for the law to do anything about this segment too.
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:17:46 (permalink)
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    TFL make every cabbie both minicab and black cab have an enhanced CRB. The driving skills of the TFL registered minicab drivers is a joke though.
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/businessandpartners/taxisandprivatehire/17726.aspx
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:29:41 (permalink)
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    Dav

    RB the downside is clearing up the puke later on lol.



    Yeah I suppose however, most modern day taxi drivers have cleaning equipment in the boot along with their Rohypnol and spades

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:33:03 (permalink)
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    Your probably right I wouldn't know lol.
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:35:44 (permalink)
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    I thought that was the vocation most weird old men take up in later life

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    Re:Are taxi drivers CRB checked? If not, why not?? 2011/03/29 15:39:39 (permalink)
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    Pmsl Git lol!
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