Taxi Driver Loses His License After Refusing Guide Dog

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Published: February 08, 2019
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Mark Whittle reported taxi driver Mohammed Saghir, 59, after Saghir refused to let Whittle, a blind man; his wife, who is visually impaired; and their guide dog, Archer, into his cab in Nottingham, England. After a council review, Saghir has lost his license.

According to BBC, the taxi firm told Whittle that the driver refused to let him into the cab because of his guide dog.

The taxi company sent another car to pick up the couple and their dog and told Whittle to report the driver the next day.

“I feel for him as he has lost his license, but he knew what he was doing.” Whittle tells the outlet. “If we phone a taxi, we have to rely on them picking us up. People like me are very vulnerable.”

Councillor Toby Neal tells BBC, “Under the Equality Act, guide dog and other assistance dog owners have the right to enter the majority of services, premises and vehicles with their dog.”

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