Cabbie gets points on licence after ‘brush’ with school bus and ‘altercation with grumpy bin man’

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offices in Cromer.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offices in Cromer.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A taxi driver has come close to losing his licence after failing to report being involved in an accident.

North Norfolk District Council documents show the driver, who has not been named, had eight penalty points on his NNDC taxi driver's licence when the incident occurred.

He told councillors it was 'a minor brush' with a school bus, which did not result in damage to either vehicle.

Councillors on the licensing and appeals committee also heard the driver was involved in 'an altercation with a grumpy bin man' when he mounted the kerb to pass a refuse lorry.

A further incident - which he did report - involved a collision with another car reversing out of a parking space, although there was no visible damage.

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'He stated that on an individual basis, the incidents were very minor but it did not negate the fact that he did not report them, and offered his apologies,' a council report says. 'He stated that he was a family man with four children, had never been in trouble with officialdom and wanted to keep it that way.'

The taxi was empty when all of the incidents occurred.

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Councillors imposed three penalty points. Licences can be taken away if drivers incur 12.

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