Fury after Sadiq Khan’s TfL imposes ‘woke’ ban on taxi drivers flying England flag throughout the Euros as a result of it may ‘distract’ motorists

Fury after Sadiq Khan’s TfL imposes ‘woke’ ban on taxi drivers flying England flag throughout the Euros as a result of it may ‘distract’ motorists

Sadiq Khan’s Transport for London (TfL) has sparked fury after imposing a ‘woke’ ban on taxi drivers flying an England flag as a result of it may ‘distract’ motorists. 

TfL bosses mentioned the St George’s Cross may probably trigger highway accidents within the capital by attracting the eye of motorists. 

Drivers in London have been warned they could possibly be landed with severe penalties – together with shedding their black cab licence – in the event that they select to fly the flag from their car. 

Livid drivers have slammed the brand new rule, claiming the flags aren’t any extra distracting than ads painted on vehicles or lorries. 

The drivers have additionally accused London mayor Mr Khan of giving in to woke considerations that the English flag will offend minorities. 

The rule doesn’t apply to taxi drivers round the remainder of the nation, with many cabbies waving the flag to indicate their help for the Three Lions taking part in in Germany.   

Drivers in London have been warned they could possibly be landed with severe penalties in the event that they select to fly the England flag from their car

Sadiq Khan's TfL has sparked fury after imposing a 'woke' ban on taxi drivers flying an England flag because it could 'distract' motorists

Sadiq Khan’s TfL has sparked fury after imposing a ‘woke’ ban on taxi drivers flying an England flag as a result of it may ‘distract’ motorists

London’s black cab, taxi, non-public rent and Uber drivers have been banned from waving the flags – and even having stickers – of any nation for the Euros. 

Black cab driver Fred Perkins, who relies on a rank in Chelsea, advised The Solar: ‘It is nonsense. It is all coming down from Khan on the high, as a result of he is in the end in cost.

‘Our society has actually gone woke once we cannot fly a bit of flag for England for the Euros.’ 

TfL pointers mentioned: ‘Breaches of rules may result in a proper sanction – resembling a warning, Fastened Penalty Discover, prosecution or licence assessment.’

A TfL spokesman mentioned: ‘For the security of all passengers and drivers, we have now pointers about what might be displayed in or on taxis and personal rent automobiles.

‘Solely official indicators and stickers might be displayed. Another signage or flags are usually not permitted as a result of they may trigger a distraction to different drivers and different highway customers.

‘These pointers apply to all flags and signage.’

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