Bad cabbies struck off

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SEVEN Doncaster taxi drivers have been struck off and more than 130 complaints made over borough cabbies in the last three years, according to new figures.

The figures obtained by The Star show the drivers have lost their licences since 2009, for what Doncaster Council officials describe as “serious offences”.

The authorities say the actions which led to the move included serious driving offences, fraud and assault, but have not given the exact breakdown of the misdemeanours.

The figures reveal a catalogue of complaints over the same period. The largest number of causes of concern over drivers has been over their behaviour and attitude. But more than 20 complaints have also been made over their driving, according to the figures released by Doncaster Council, which licenses the drivers.

So far this year, the authority has received 41 complaints over drivers, with 17 of those about the driver’s attitude, eight about their driving and 16 about other unspecified concerns. That represented a fall on 2010, when 61 complaints were received. They were made up of 32 complaints about driver attitude or behaviour, 10 about driving and 19 for other reasons.

In 2009, there were only 31 complaints, with 18 over attitude, four over driving and nine over other