Taxi driver fined for refusing to provide a ride to a blind woman and her guide dog
Taxi driver fined for refusing to provide a ride to a blind woman and her guide dog.
A private hire taxi driver from Batley, Mohammed Sarfraz, broke the Equality Act 2010, and was subsequently fined by the magistrates to pay £484 in fines and costs.
Sarfraz did not attend the court in person but pleaded guilty to the offence.
The 66-year old, experienced taxi driver refused to carry the blind lady passenger who had a guide dog with her.
This was part of a Kirklees Council sting operation carried out in Heckmondwike on Saturday 23rd June.
He was asked to book the taxi ride for a blind person with an assistance guide dog, but he refused and was therefore caught.
He was succesfully prosecuted and ordered to pay a suitable fine. This was Sarfraz’s first offence.