Taxi driver calls for development of apprenticeship programme

Taxi drivers entering the industry should undertake an apprenticeship with an experienced driver to gain knowledge of the area. That’s according to Terry Boyle of Windmill Cabs who says the taxi driving industry currently only requires a minimum knowledge test. TAXI RANK Mr Boyle says an apprenticeship system would not only equip new taxi driver with knowledge of the routes – it would also enable them to learn more about the industry itself: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/54846/medium/”] He added taxi drivers are often the first point of contact for visitors and this is very important, especially in tourism orientated counties like Kerry: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/54847/medium/”]