Talking Point - Taxi meters and standardised fares

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We want to know what you think about proposals that could see meters and increased taxi fares introduced at nights and weekends in Derry - and across the north.

Under the Department of Environment plans all taxis would charge a basic fare of £3 from 6am to 8pm. That fare would rise to £3.40 on week nights and £4.20 over the weekend.

The DOE says the plans which also include the introduction of meters in all taxis, will provide protection from overcharging.

The proposals would see customers pay 20p for every 224 yards travelled and 20 p for every 73 seconds the taxi is stationary.

Firms in Belfast, where meters have been part of taxi journeys for some time, currently charge 20p for every 270 yards.

A consultation involving taxi companies, drivers and customers ends on Friday.

But we want to know what you think? You can let us know if you back plans to introduce meters and standardised fares by casting your vote, or leave us a comment below.....