What taxis can use bus lanes?
AS a regular user of taxis in the course of a business day, I am confused regarding the operation of bus lanes within the Belfast metropolitan area.
The taxis I use are of the minicab-type, or saloon vehicle.
The driver informs me that they are unable to use bus lanes, as they are for the use of the black taxi, or London-style cab only.
On closer inspection of the signs indicating the bus lanes, it states 'Permitted Taxi Only'. Could someone tell me what a 'Permitted Taxi' is? As far as I can see, these signs appear to be illegal under EU law for unfair competition.
Newtownabbey, Co Antrim