Plans to ban e-cigarettes in taxis

File photo dated 09/08/05 of London taxis waiting at a cab rank at Paddington Station. World travellers have voted London's taxis the best but also the most expensive. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 23, 2011. The traditional London black cab was streets ahead of its nearest rival - the New York yellow taxi - in a survey of nearly 5,000 travellers from 23 countries by Hotels.com. See PA story TRANSPORT Taxi. Photo credit should read: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire
File photo dated 09/08/05 of London taxis waiting at a cab rank at Paddington Station. World travellers have voted London's taxis the best but also the most expensive. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 23, 2011. The traditional London black cab was streets ahead of its nearest rival - the New York yellow taxi - in a survey of nearly 5,000 travellers from 23 countries by Hotels.com. See PA story TRANSPORT Taxi. Photo credit should read: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire
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TAXI users in West Lancashire are being asked for their views on proposed changes to cab regulations in the borough.

They include a ban on smoking e-cigarettes in vehicles, a revision of the knowledge test for drivers and new procedures for assessing the criminal history of licence applicants and existing drivers.

Coun Kevin Wright, spokesman for health and community safety, said: “This is a very important policy and we would welcome the views of anyone living and working in the borough as well as the licensed trade. We would particularly like to hear from people who use taxis regularly so that we can ensure our policy meets the needs of local people.”

The police and local taxi companies and drivers have been contacted directly to get their views.

All comments received will be presented to the Licensing and Appeals Committee for consideration.

To read the draft policy and find out how you can give your views, please visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/yourviews and click on consultations underway.