Taxi laws need updating to tackle child sexual abuse, say councils
Local governments want more powers to improve passenger safety after cases involving attacks on children
Taxi laws need urgently updating to combat child sexual exploitation, councils have warned.
Some taxi legislation dates back to 1847 and needs strengthening to improve passenger safety following the proliferation of app-based firms and increased cross-border hiring, according to the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales.
Source: Guardian Transport