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PE1961 : Make it a specific offence to assault, threaten or abuse a private hire or taxi driver while at work

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to expand the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Act 2021 to include private hire and taxi drivers by:

  • creating a specific criminal offence of assaulting, threatening or abusing private hire or taxi drivers while they are engaged in private hire or taxi work; and
  • considering such offences as aggravated when the offence is committed whilst the driver is enforcing a licensing or operational condition.

Petitioner: Edward Grice on behalf of the Scottish Private Hire Association (SPHA)

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 11 August 2022

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