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More visible driver ID on the way for Grande Prairie taxis

City Bylaw Enforcement is looking at introducing more identification in Grande Prairie cabs this spring.

Drivers are already to required to display Chauffeur Permits in their taxis, but it’s been suggested that a second, more visible copy of the permit be displayed in the back seat.

City Enforcement Manager Chris Manuel says it won’t be a complicated change for drivers to make.

“The bylaw already requires that Chauffeur Permits be prominently displayed in the taxi, so we’re just adding a second location that we wish those to be in. We’ll start implementing that with our first inspection cycle of the year, which is going to be around April.”

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It’s a practice that’s been cropping up in cabs up in other Canadian cities as well.

“I think it’s just for recognition for any passenger. If it’s a little bit larger it’s just more prominent and people can feel more secure know that they can identify and have a valid chauffeur operating the taxi.”

Manuel says a little extra security for something that can be done at such a low cost is well worth it.

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