A purge on rogue minicab drivers will be launched after the child exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham.
The Times understands that new legislation will create national standards to improve passenger safety. The Department for Transport (DfT) is also planning to prevent drivers from working away from the area where they hold a licence. Other measures may include setting up a database of drivers whose licences have been refused or revoked, and compulsory CCTV cameras.
It follows the publication of a government-backed review into the industry after a number of sexual exploitation scandals involving young girls being groomed, and in which minicab and taxi drivers were heavily implicated.
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