How has the rail strike affected taxi drivers?

The biggest industrial action on the railways for decades has seen mixed fortunes for taxi drivers. Those desperate to reach their destination are jumping in a cab due to the rail strike. As millions prepared for the first day of the RMT workers’ strike yesterday, many were able to work from home, as they had […]

Will it be the end of the road for flat tyres?

Vehicle technology is constantly improving and now tyre manufacturers are reinventing the wheel to make punctures a thing of the past. This could be a gamechanger for taxi drivers and other motorists when it is expected to the roads in 2024. As with any business, if a taxi is off the road, it isn’t making […]

Taxi drivers are flying the flag for the Jubilee

As we look forward to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this bank holiday, taxi drivers will be doing everything they can to help people get to and from events safely. Whether people are going to an organised event, heading to a pub or restaurant, attending a street party or visiting family, they will all be […]

Is a monthly Taxi Insurance Policy right for you?

As with standard car insurance, most taxi drivers take out annual cover and renew their taxi insurance policy every 12 months. But there are cases where policies can be taken out to provide cover for only weeks or months at a time. Taxi drivers who take out annual taxi insurance policies are given the choice […]

Patons Insurance strengthens it North East Taxi customer base

Patons Insurance is continuing to expand its taxi customer base in the North East. Following the acquisition of Teesside-based insurance broker ‘SurePlan’ in 2020, from June this year, we will welcome Newcastle-based Bestford Insurances’ taxi insurance customers, too. Bestford Insurance, an independent, family-run business that was established in 1981 in Wallsend, will continue to provide […]

Who’s to blame when automated cars crash?

As technology improves and automated cars and self-driving cars are eventually allowed on Britain’s roads, lawyers don’t think drivers should be blamed when things go wrong. Laws have been drawn up to allow driver-assistance technology to be used in limited ways initially on British roads, such as hands-free driving in vehicles with lane-keeping technology on […]