Minicab drivers will still be "routinely" checked to make sure they are safe behind the wheel, despite a deregulation of licensing laws, the Government has said.
A Department for Transport spokesman said:
– A Department for Transport spokesman
The deregulation bill will not put taxi passengers at risk, and drivers will still have their backgrounds routinely checked.
These measures are tried and tested in London and have made life easier for passengers as well as drivers and their families.