Prius Fires Update : DVSA Answer Immediately....TfL Finally Breaks It's Wall Of Silence.

ONE RULE FOR US....AND A SOFTER MORE FRIENDLY RULE FOR PRIVATE HIRE.
NEVER MIND ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY THOUGH, MIKE BROWN ! 


This below from London Travel Watch :
It has been brought to our attention by one of our followers Mr @@@@ @@@@@ about the recent recall on ToyotaPrius models 2015-18 because of a fire risk.

Many of these vehicles are used as MiniCabs. 
Are TfLTPH and the DVSA suspending the licenses on these affected cars ?

We have asked both the DVSA and TfL for a statement in regard to the issue of public safety regarding licensed vehicles associated with the Toyota recalls.

We got this back straight away from the DVSA:


As yet, after nearly a week of requests, we haven't had a single reply from TfL.
See below, TfL finally broke their wall of silence and put out the tweet below late afternoon.
Surely public safety is paramount?

TfL issued stop notes on hundreds of TX4s as soon as the problem first emerged.
But it seems Private Hire vehicles are not subject to the same safety conditions as Licensed Black Cabs.

This isn’t a new problem with Prius PHVs bursting into flames, it’s been going on for a number of years and it’s a problem TfL have failed to deal with. 


These images are from January 2017 



Are @TfLTPH afraid to issue a stop note to all #Toyota licensed minicabs that affected by the recall?

TAXI LEAKS COMMENT from Paul DDD:
Will TfL continue to ignore the problem of spontaneously combusting Prius’s?

Are @TfLTPH liable if a member of the public gets injured in a Toyota Fire ?

Are @TfLTPH afraid to issue a stop note to all #Toyota licensed minicabs that affected by the recall?

TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT :
The LCDC has written to Mike Brown at Tfl asking for an explanation to why there has been no action taken against the owners of Private Hire  Prius, which are subject to a recall from Toyota. 

It’s been nearly a week?
Maybe Dara’s got to get back to him


TAXI LEAKS EXTRA COMMENT FROM JIM THOMAS : 

Sorry but writing letters, sending emails and tweets are not working. It's simply not good enough for members who pay orgs and unions for proper representation!

Get yourselves down to Mike Brown's office and refuse to leave a until he deals with the problem, even if you have to go day after day !!! ....that's what you subscribing drivers pay for.


BREAKING NEWS: 
Nearly two years in from when we first started seeing these Prius, bursting into flames, TfLTPH has finally broken its silence with this tweet:



@taxi_leaks As with any manufacturer recall, we will work closely with both the manufacturer and the DVLA to establish which individual licensed vehicles are affected. We will then take appropriate action, which could include licensing action, to ensure the safety of the travelling public. ends.

Are they waiting for fatalities before doing the right thing and protecting the public?
Their foot dragging has become scandalous. 
They have known about this problem for almost two years.... we would suggest that any member of the public injured in a Prius PHV fire to sue TfL directly. 


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