An LBC investigation shows just how easy it is for illegal minicab drivers to operate in London while appearing to have an official license from Transport for London.
The black cabs association, the LTDA, has claimed that one in 10 minicab drivers in London may be driving illegally.
LBC’s Political Editor Theo Usherwood went to Transport for London’s test centre with someone else’s car, someone else’s log book, someone else’s MOT and no proper insurance.
But he still walked out with private hire vehicle license, which gave him those yellow stickers you see on the windscreens of minicabs to she the car is licensed.
He then went to park on the side of the road near Bank Station and just waited. Four separate passengers approached him to ask him to take them home.