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Warning public could be put at risk by relaxation of minicab laws

Police and Crime Commissioners from our region are among those warning that laws relaxing who can drive minicabs will put the public at risk.

The PCC for Cambridgeshire, Sir Graham Bright, says he is particularly concerned about the vulnerable, such as elderly people and young girls, who rely on taxis for safer transport.

The government is proposing that minicab owners be allowed to lend out their vehicles when they aren't working, to save families money on a second car. But campaigners warn this would make it easier for criminals to pose as cab drivers.

The House of Commons is due to vote on the new laws as part of the Deregulation Bill which goes before parliament on Monday 23rd June.