The View From The Cab.

Transport For London have introduced a new ‘sticker’ for Licensed Black Taxi’s in London. Unlike the numbers on the ‘plates’ at the rear and inside of the cab that denote that the vehicle is licensed, the new card carrying numbers on the nearside front and rear windscreens applies to the driver of that cab. If it’s Green it means that he is licensed to be in the centre of London. It has been in operation for two weeks on so, and becomes compulsory some time in March. So far I have seen hundreds of such ‘cards’ and only three numbered below my own. In one way this should make me feel old, as I’ve done this job now for some thirty-eight years, but it doesn’t. It makes me feel proud.


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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