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.
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