WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12220 Members
65 Forums
72729 Topics
980248 Posts
57 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
78 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1355 Guests and 158 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple. 446
On-street parking charges dropped 378
Ceiling needs smoothing 329
Hezballah 205
TS Indefatigable 192
Sea Shepherd 190
Patio work 151
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank 148
Lost ladies Swarovski watch 106
Re sizing 78
New General Forums
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
Warning!!!
by muzzy2
9th Feb 2017 9:09am
New Wirral History
TS Indefatigable
by granny
03:32 PM
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
St Luke's Church Poulton
by diggingdeeper
23rd Jul 2008 10:31am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Patio work
by steamfan
01:10 PM
Tony Blair
by granny
12:56 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
12:19 PM
Trump
by diggingdeeper
09:56 AM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
11:28 PM
What song are you listening to?
by diggingdeeper
10:29 PM
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
09:50 PM
Suitcase...never used. 2 wheels and sliding handle
by gerrymoore
02:26 PM
Sea Shepherd
by snowhite
01:30 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
12:19 PM
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#431225 - 14th Sep 2010 5:46pm Wirral taxi drivers banned...
chev_chelios Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 30th Jul 2009
Posts: 5948
Loc: the village of wallasey
From wearing tracksuits,flip flops,dirty clothes. The code is not legally binding. Got this off bbc red button News.

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Superior Heating by Stephen Foster (Dodie) * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#431295 - 15th Sep 2010 8:33am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: chev_chelios]
LiamJG Offline
Beginner

Registered: 4th Feb 2009
Posts: 9
Loc: Wirral
I'm a taxi driver on the Wirral. I only found out about this today. Whilst I agree with it to some extent there are a number of issues that'll affect other drivers who are clean & tidy - like myself. I know it's targeted at those who appear scruffy dirty and unkempt but in doing so, it has the threat of affecting me.
 
I wear clean clothes each day. Mostly, it'll be tracksuit bottoms, clean (sparkling in fact!) trainers (my OCD helps!) and a t-shirt or jumper/fleece if it's cold. I'm clean, showered and tidy and my car is immaculate. I wear tracksuit bottoms as they provide me with a lot more comfort during the day than jeans (although I will wear them occasionally). I also wear shorts during the hot weather. I'd rather not be a sweating, uncomfortable mess for any of my passengers and not one of our regular or account customers has ever had any issue with it. Some have even commented on how cool and 'summery' I look.
 
This won't change a thing. Banning certain items of clothing worn by some of the scruffier drivers will only mean dirty jeans instead of tracksuits, crumpled trousers instead of shorts. It won't address the issue like they're intending. I will continue to dress as I've always done and know full well I'm smart, clean, tidy and presentable. Until such time as this becomes an enforceable law then it isn't going to make me wear uncomfortable clothing. I'm driving my car for hours each day (in sweltering heat at times), helping shoppers all day, helping elderly and disabled passengers all day and I'd like to feel comfortable, cool and un-irritated whilst doing so.

Top
#431299 - 15th Sep 2010 8:36am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: LiamJG]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
What the hell has wearing a tracksuit got to do with driving a car? confused

yes cleansliness is a must but tracksuits? comeon! oshocked
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#431303 - 15th Sep 2010 8:45am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: _Ste_]
polo_phil Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 9th Jan 2009
Posts: 3080
Loc: Birkenhead
I'm not much of a tracksuit guy myself. I believe the tracksuit should be worn in the gym/sporting activities etc... however If one is driving around all day tracksuit bottoms are perfectly acceptable...

Top
#431304 - 15th Sep 2010 8:47am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: LiamJG]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
Its a shame people are judged by the way they dress and not by their content of character or their ability to help others. If i remember rightly the Kray twins always looked very smart and Mr Hitler looked very dapper in his little uniform, if those two examples are anything to go by, then god help us. Its not and shouldn't be what the taxi driver looks like, its down to the service he provides.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#431307 - 15th Sep 2010 9:14am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: bert1]
polo_phil Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 9th Jan 2009
Posts: 3080
Loc: Birkenhead

Top
#431311 - 15th Sep 2010 9:23am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: polo_phil]
DJ_Karl_David Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 4th May 2009
Posts: 1151
Loc: Birkenhead
i worked in the taxi industry myself for 5/6 years operating and i must admit some of the driver & there cars where a discgrace even now the same drivers pick me up. cars coverd in cigarette ash and smelling quite bad!

some private hire firms in london have the right idea drivers in suits and cars must be valeted every week.


Edited by DJ_Karl_David (15th Sep 2010 9:23am)

Top
#431313 - 15th Sep 2010 9:30am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Yes I agree with Karl, the vehicle must be clean at all times, I've seen some cars which are downright revolting! Shame on those drivers, do they not care what people think?
What must their homes be like? eek
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#431319 - 15th Sep 2010 9:50am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: _Ste_]
starakita Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 1st Oct 2009
Posts: 2196
Loc: between heaven & hell
my other half was at the meeting the other night. he sits on the jcc as a union rep.on the agenda it says the current private hire driver licence conditions require that a private hire driver is clean & respectable in there dress & person. in Glasgow they have to wear shirt & ties.I would rather get in a clean taxi with a smart driver than in a scruffy taxi.Shorts are ok in the summer so long as theyre smart. As they say first impressions count.A lot of places wear polo tops with the firms name on so why not taxi drivers.
_________________________
no1s gonna keep me from u

Top
#431323 - 15th Sep 2010 10:09am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: polo_phil]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Originally Posted By: polo_phil
I'm not much of a tracksuit guy myself. I believe the tracksuit should be worn in the gym/sporting activities etc... however If one is driving around all day tracksuit bottoms are perfectly acceptable...


I agree, but I used to drive around the country wearing a suit and it's something you just did, as do millions of sales executives, bus drivers, train drivers, etc. Think the whole shell suit as formal work dress isn't nice, it just looks horrible.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#431329 - 15th Sep 2010 10:21am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: DavidB]
jimbob Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Nov 2008
Posts: 1537
Loc: Birkenhead
Dress code is all about standards and I am afraid standards have gone down to the bottom of the hill in this country.
_________________________
Ships that pass in the night, seldom seen and soon forgoten

Top
#431336 - 15th Sep 2010 11:00am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: jimbob]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
I agree the car should be clean and tidy, but this is not about cars, this is about the people who drive them and what they consider comfortable work clothes. I have never worn track suits, shell suites or even shorts other than playing sports in my life, nor would i, but i go to work in working clothes suitable for the work i carry out, and thats all a taxi driver is doing, all i want from a Taxi driver is a bit of pleasantness (not compulsory) and to get me from A to B safely. I'm off now to complain to the council because the binman wasn't in his Savile row suit.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#431339 - 15th Sep 2010 11:05am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: bert1]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I can't say it bothers me too much as I haven't got a taxi in years, but if the boss wants them to wears uniform, how hard can it be? Also, some taxi drivers assume you want to be assaulted with f*cking fook sh*t tw*t look at her tits, so what's it matter what they wear.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#431343 - 15th Sep 2010 11:26am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: DavidB]
DJ_Karl_David Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 4th May 2009
Posts: 1151
Loc: Birkenhead
They dont really have a boss they are self employed so the boss cant really tell them what to wear

Top
#431346 - 15th Sep 2010 11:31am Re: Wirral taxi drivers banned... [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
starakita Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 1st Oct 2009
Posts: 2196
Loc: between heaven & hell
the owner of the firm they represent should tell them.Delta in liverpool have meetings between the owners & drivers.
_________________________
no1s gonna keep me from u

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
09:19 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
03:45 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
03:32 PM
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Re sizing
by venice
15th Feb 2017 8:56pm
For Sale & Free
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
09:47 PM
ESCHENBACH Illuminated Magnifiers
by buddy
15th Feb 2017 1:12pm
Canon EOS 550D + lenses & more
by j_demo
14th Feb 2017 4:24pm
Samsung NC10 Notebook PC
by gerrymoore
14th Feb 2017 3:55pm
Suitcase...never used. 2 wheels and sliding handle
by gerrymoore
14th Feb 2017 3:51pm
Featured Member
Registered: 25th Dec 2010
Posts: 263
Newest Members
SunsetP, RachelBinns, Rog0137, Iestyn, Neill_Davies
12220 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
uggla (44)
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
09:19 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
03:45 PM
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
X Box One S
by rossie
9th Feb 2017 8:56am
Rescued Animals.
by granny
9th Feb 2017 1:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum 21
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 7:20am
Sunset Sun 5:31pm
Local Time Sun 6:50pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .