Addison Lee minicab boss John Griffin could face criminal prosecution for urging his drivers to break the law and drive in London bus lanes. The letter was part of his campaign against what he sees as discriminatory ban which keeps mini cab drivers out of London's bus lanes while allowing licensed black cabs to use them.
Addison Lee the minicab company whose chairman John Griffin's comments on cyclists infuriated many last month and led to calls for a boycott of the minicab firm is to give its drivers training to help raise their awareness of cyclists. The training will be provided by David Dansky of London-based Cycle Training UK.
Cyclists in London plan to stage a ‘Die-In’ on the evening of next Monday 23 April outside the Euston head office of minicab firm Addison Lee in protest at the company chairman telling his drivers to break the law by driving in bus lanes, as well anti-cyclist comments he made in a column in the company magazine.
Addison Lee believes that banning minicabs from bus lanes is anti-competitive, since licensed taxi cabs – also known as black cabs – are allowed to use them, and has been granted a judicial review on the issue.