How Far Should a Taxi Driver Go to Protect the Vulnerable?

A Gateshead mother is angry that her daughter was left to walk home alone late at night after every driver in a Newcastle taxi rank refused to take her home.

I’ve been talking to 15 year-old Sarah Gascoigne and her mum Cheryl:

The drivers say they couldn’t take the risk when the girl said she had no money but told her to go to the taxi office where her details could be taken down and a taxi ordered.

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One thought on “How Far Should a Taxi Driver Go to Protect the Vulnerable?

  1. Sounds like they were generous enough to me. Taxis work to make a living, not to rescue everyone who happens to be on the streets at a bad hour. Why wasn’t the girl’s mother with her, if she’s so concerned about her safety?

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