22 December 2019 - 9:48pm
In December's Mayor's Question Time, Caroline questioned the Mayor on safety concerns around private hire drivers. She also pushed him to undertake research into fatigue in taxi and private hire drivers, following a report published by Loughborough University into fatigue in London bus drivers.
In the last yearq one in six London bus drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once. This is hugely concerning, and action must be taken by the Mayor on this, including looking to see if similar trends are taking place with taxi and private hire drivers. Disappointingly, the Mayor has not committed to this, and Caroline will continue to press him.