MATLOCK: Smoking taxi driver slapped with fine

A taxi driver has been issued with a fixed penalty fine as Derbyshire Dales District Council cracks down on staff who smoke in their cabs.

Monday, 12th August 2013, 11:02 am

A council officer witnessed the driver smoking a cigarette while parked in Matlock’s Firs Parade on July 6.

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Challenged, the driver apologised and put the cigarette out and was issued with a £30 fixed penalty notice which he has paid.

A council spokesperson said: “If we receive credible evidence of any taxi driver smoking in his or her cab, similar action will be taken.”