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Yellow Cars Welcomes Grant of Almost £400,000 to Give Wolverhampton’s Central Youth Theatre a Brand New Home

Yellow Cars Welcomes Grant of Almost £400,000 to Give Wolverhampton’s Central Youth Theatre a Brand New Home

£384,000 has been allocated to Central Youth Theatre to help it have a new base in Wolverhampton.

The welcome grant from The Arts Council will position the new space opposite the Grand Theatre in the city.

Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “The families of Wolverhampton deserve this new facility. Over the last 21 years at Yellow Cars we’ve grown up with these young people. I’m pleased to see the old Co-Operative building over on Lichfield Street will be unrecognisable soon and devoted to the arts.”

Central Youth Theatre, Director, Jane Ward, is quoted in local media saying, “This has been the most amazing news. Although this money has been awarded by the Arts Council, it is a tribute to all those who have donated money to our original campaign to make the former Co-operative building our permanent home. This is going to be a fantastic facility for young people for many years to come and young people will be at the forefront of helping to re-generate Wolverhampton city centre.”

The Director of The Arts Council, Peter Knott, is also reported as commenting that, “Central Youth Theatre plays an important role in Wolverhampton’s arts scene, giving young people the chance to develop and share their creative talents. “We’re delighted to be investing in plans to give the company a permanent home for the future. By equipping this building with the facilities they need, we hope to see our investment support the region’s creative economy to thrive.”

Mr. Thorpe added that, “Everyone at Yellow Cars is excited to see the work on the new building start, hopefully by the end of 2016. A lot of the additional funding to complete the project had been raised locally by likeminded people within the community. It’s a credit to the area.”

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business in the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Contact:
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

Sources:

http://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/2016/02/11/wolverhamptons-central-youth-theatre-awarded-384k-grant/

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Yellow Cars Delighted 4 Local Normandy World War II Heroes from The Black Country Decorated with Legion of Honour Medals

Yellow Cars Delighted 4 Local Normandy World War II Heroes from The Black Country Decorated with Legion of Honour Medals

The highest military honour that France can bestow has been awarded to 4 local gentlemen for their galant efforts during the World War II D-Day Landings.

These fine veterans of Normandy are Simeon Mayou, a former Councillor in Walsall, Arthur Utley, George Stokes and Bernard Benson.

Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “It’s fantastic to think that we live in the midst of 4 heroes in our local area. The National Order of the Legion of Honour goes right back to the time of Napoleon Bonaparte himself. This truly is history in the making if I ever saw it.

It’s been reported in the press that a formal reception was organised by the French Embassy and the Mayor of Walsall to pay tribute to the men to mark their bravery along with their families.

French Honorary Consul, Robert Mille, said, “I am here on behalf of the French people to express our undying and heartfelt thanks in respect of the enormous debt of gratitude we owe you.”

Mr. Thorpe added, “Let’s take a moment to recognise the bravery of these men. 91-year-old Simeon Mayou from Pelsall, 92-year-old Arthur Utley is from Willenhall, 95-year-old George Stokes from Bloxwich and 94-year-old Bernard Benson from Walsall. Community is at the heart of our business and these men have made there way into all of our hearts.”

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business in the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Contact:
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

Sources:

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/02/12/legion-dhonneur-for-black-country-normandy-world-war-two-heroes/

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Sadness Expressed by Yellow Cars Over Theft of Paramedic, Ambulance & Police Equipment in The West Midlands Over the Past 4 Years

Sadness Expressed by Yellow Cars Over Theft of Paramedic, Ambulance & Police Equipment in The West Midlands Over the Past 4 Years

It’s been reported in the media that life saving medical equipment such as oxygen tanks, medicines, fire extinguishers, anti-stab vests, safes, sets of handcuffs and a variety of expensive technology, cars, motorbikes, several dozen bicycles, official clothing and personal belongings have apparently been stolen from ambulances, paramedics personnel and members of the West Midlands Police force in recent years.

Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director, said, “3 items alone are believed to have been valued at £7,000. I’m delighted to hear that West Midlands Police are purposely planting high value items to try and snare the culprits. It’s pretty low when paramedics are robbed of an oxygen tank out of an ambulance when you’re in the line of duty.”

The West Midlands Ambulance Service, Spokesperson, Jamie Arrowsmith is quoted in the media as saying, “The culprits are endangering lives and should remember that it could be one of their own loved ones being treated that could suffer from their actions. Stealing life saving equipment from an emergency vehicle, especially whilst a patient is being treated is truly outrageous.”

Mr. Thorpe added that, “We echo the sentiments of the emergency services. We’re all just trying to do a job out there and keep everyone safe. We all need to be extra vigilant in our local communities at this time. When an ambulance is robbed it needs to be temporarily taken off the road to replace vital equipment. How many lives could be put at risk? It’s worth thinking about.”

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business in the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Contact:
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

Sources:

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2016/02/09/outrage-over-thefts-from-police-and-paramedics-in-the-west-midlands/

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West Midlands & Yellow Cars in Shock Over 150 Job Losses & Closure of FTSE EURO 100 ENGIE Rugeley Power Plant Ending 60 Year Legacy this Summer

West Midlands & Yellow Cars in Shock Over 150 Job Losses & Closure of FTSE EURO 100 ENGIE Rugeley Power Plant Ending 60 Year Legacy this Summer

Passengers brought the sad news for the area to the attention of Yellow Cars drivers. The company wishes to reach out and extend hands of friendship to all 150 workers and families affected in the West Midlands communities we serve.

Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “Locals will know the Rugeley “A” and “B” plants well. That’s almost 60 years of history in the West Midlands being wiped out in the coming months. I’m devastated for the families.”

We read directly from the horses mouth in a press statement issued by majority owners ENGIE, previously better known as GDF SUEZ, that the Rugeley power station is set to stop all activities in the summer of 2016.

ENGIE has admitted in writing in their statement that there’s no hope of Rugeley making its future running coats. The GMB Union has called upon the government to try and force National Grid to stop more power plant shutdowns.

Phil Whitehurst, GMB National Officer for Engineering Construction said, “Last month the Institution of Mechanical Engineers warned that the U.K. faces an electricity supply gap of up to 55% by 2025 because of the closure of coal and nuclear plants. It would now appear that coal, the cheapest form of energy generation in the U.K., is being squeezed out of the market prematurely by either the suppliers wanting more profit or by Government insistence on these stations closing.”

Meanwhile, David Alcock, C.E.O. of ENGIE Energy Infrastructure U.K. said, “It is with deep regret that we have had to make this decision at Rugeley. Our priority now is to support the employees and help them through this period.”

Darren Thorpe added that, “It’s hard to imagine that this area will no longer have its own live power plant when we used to have a total of 5. It’s unbelievable. I speak for everyone at Yellow Cars when I express my shock and disappointment over the announcement. This region has truly felt the impact of the decline of the United Kingdom’s coal fired power industry. I wish the workers well. A hard task lies ahead as they prepare to walk away from what they’ve known for many years.”

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business in the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Contact:
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

Sources:

http://www.rugeleypower.com/?article=19

http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/rugeley-power-station

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/jobs-blow-west-midlands-final-10859331

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Yellow Cars Just Keeps on Giving

Yellow Cars Just Keeps on Giving

Award Winning Yellow Cars Donates £5,000 Minibus to “Place of Refuge” Walsall

(Walsall, Wednesday February 3rd 2016).

It’s been confirmed today that Yellow Cars has made a gesture of appreciation to the Walsall community by presenting the Place of Refuge Community Church on Talke Road with a minibus valued at 5,000 pounds.

The contribution of the vehicle is in keeping with Yellow Cars’ commitment to local communities in 2016 as it celebrates 21 years in business this year.

Newly appointed Manager at Yellow Cars, Mohammed Hussain, said, “with all that we’re seeing in the news in recent times we as a company felt united with our customers in rising above race, religion or creed to assist a community organisation desperately in need of access to adequate transportation to continue its work locally.”

Mr. Hussain added that, “Pastor Kevin Smith and the entire team at Place of Refuge, Walsall inspired us all here at Yellow Cars to dig deep to fill a pressing need on our own door step. I’m very proud of everyone involved with this minibus donation.”

Over Christmas 2015 and New Year 2016 Yellow Cars stepped up its commitment to the people of the area by donating 25 state-of-the-art breathalysers that were handed out free to pubs in the district to promote road safety during the festive season.

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Media Contact:

Yellow Cars, Manager, Mohammed Hussain.

E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk

Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

An article about Taxi Cab

An article about Taxi Cab

A taxicab is a vehicle which is used for hire with a driver. It is commonly known as taxi or a cab. The word “taxi” was first originated in London in 1907. In early days it was known as “taximeter” i.e. automatic meter to record the distance and fare. “Taximeter” is an adaptation of the French word. Taxi is usually hired by a single passenger or a group of passengers. Passengers can travel to different locations by their choice in a taxi. A taxi driver’s shift may be very busy or slow, based on the area that the driver is working. How busy the shift is and how many fares the driver collects will determine the pay structure for each day. Taxi can be classified into different types such as
1. Hackney carriage which is compared to our regular taxi.
2. Minicabs (private hire vehicles) which are licensed for pre booking only.
3. Taxi-buses are operated on pre- set routes with multiple stops and passengers.
4. Limousines are specialized vehicles licensed for operation by pre-booking.
The regulations of taxi differ from one country to another. The common characteristics remain the same, the difference lies within dispatching and negotiation of payments.
In the modern days taxi cabs are of great use. They are serving as a luxury for the passengers and helping them reach their destination in due time. Different advancements have in made in the technological age for better use of cabs. Computer assisted auto dispatch system has enabled to serve customers and communicate efficiently if necessary. Hiring taxi cabs is far easier now. E-hailing process has helped the passengers hire the taxi by using mobile device. The headquarter certainly can monitor all its taxis by GPS tracking. It is used by GetTaxi, Easy Taxi, GrabTaxi, etc. Taxi Cabs are considered as an alternative to private car use. Most of the countries choose taxi as a means of communication for its effective use.
Recently companies have modified the taxi cab vehicles and made it capable for wheelchair using passengers. In this way it will be useful for transporting patients whenever necessary. Two side doors and a rear have been added for emergency exit of the sick passengers. These particular taxicabs have been specially named as “Maxicabs”. For environmental purposes solar power taxi cabs have been launched aiming a tour to different countries. It can reach at a speed of 90km/h with zero emission.
The dispatching system of taxi is quite attractive. Everything is controlled and monitored by a central office. There is a two way radio communication system. GPS coordinates has made it easier for destination purposes. CB radio frequencies help drivers of other taxi cabs call in help if necessary. Taxi cabs can easily be tracked if lost or stolen with the help of PDA s and advanced mobile phones. 8294 is considered as the vanity code for taxis. So whenever someone is in need of a taxi he/she can simply dial in this number and get his services. Taxi fares are generally set by the State or city departments. Passengers are charged by per mile rate in different regions of the country.
There is a contradiction about taxicabs for environmental pollution. Many people say its harmful and different others believe it to be the best alternative of using any private car. Although research says that people are exposed to pollution by the mode of transport they use. Walking and cycling is considered safe than taking private transport.
Taxis are run in different ways of alternative energy. LPG, natural gas, flexible-fuel, sugarcane ethanol is the basic and common forms which helps a taxi to run. Clean diesel and LPG are now mostly used and widely recognized.
Taxi cab driving has created alternative job opportunities too. Taxi driving helped immigrants and other poor minority to earn money and this work require relatively little education. So it’s the perfect means for them to earn a living. The Governments of different countries have given benefits for these people too. That’s now negotiations have been allowed by the taxi drivers with the
Passengers if they are willing to agree on the trip. Besides there is not a specific retirement for taxi drivers unless they are too old, so they can choose this employment for a long period. Taxi business can be considered as a profitable business sector. The customers or passengers will have to be characterized in groups and determined. The average cabs will be different than that of the special cabs used in distant travel or hospital and aero plane services. Modern equipment’s and better services will attract the customers in choosing the specific taxi services. As there is a lot of competitions the only possible way of survival would be is using right decisions and strategy. Analyzing the weakness in the recent years and overcoming them will be effective in different ways. Choosing effective experienced drivers is profitable for the business. Low price advertisements should be done for more profit. Time is always beneficial factor. After calling a taxi if it arrives in time then it will obviously attract travelers to choose the service provider. So it should be kept in mind. Some customers even though having own cars prefer using taxis. So the price has to be kept affordable as these customers are price sensitive. As for old people if there is minivan services and wheel chair taxis available in the area the business will certainly rise. Students are often valuable customers. If price can be made cheap for them and better services they would with no doubt choose this service. Special deals must be made with local bars, hotels in the area because a lot of people visit there every day and frequently require taxis. If these can be provided regularly it will be profitable for the company. 24/7 contract must be made with hospitals too.
Taxi cabs have lots of importance. Cabs are a great complement to transit. In the case of hurricane it is much needed redundancy. Since the transit system will be shut down, ferries will likely be too dangerous and walking will be insane, any activity that happens in the city this weekend will depend on taxis and liveries. So in case of any kinds of natural disaster taxicabs will be playing important roles.
However, recent consensus says that taxi deregulation has been less impressive. Possible reasons include overestimation of deregulation. On the other hand, deregulation claims that the taxi service level increases most in the poorest sections of the city. The effect is highest in peak hours and bad weather, when the demand is highest. Taxi deregulation proponents claims that immigrants and other poor minorities suffer most from taxi regulation. An airport may determine prices or organize different queues for taxi services of different qualities and prices. It can be argued whether rules set by the owner of an airport are regulation or just a business model. In the taxi regulation report by U.S. FTC it was concluded that there are no grounds for limiting the number of taxi companies and cars. These limitations cause a disproportionate burden on low income people. It is better to increase the pay for unprofitable areas than to force the taxis to serve these areas. These specified rules have been a headache for a lot of people. According to the report, the experience on free entry and price competition are mainly positive. Prices have fallen, waiting times were shortened, the market shares of the biggest companies have fallen, and city councils have saved time from licensing and fare setting. Thus causing damage to the entire economical balance. There has been much opposition in this regard. Black market taxis often have problems with safety, poor customer service, and fares. This situation becomes worse because customers who patronize such taxis cannot complain to the police or media. Proponent of taxi deregulation argues that when these illegal taxis become legalized, their behavior will improve and complaints to officials about these formerly illegal taxis would be allowed. So this could be called as kind of relief. Taxi companies claim that deregulation may lead to an unstable taxi market. In most of the countries results of deregulation was drastic. It hampered work activities and damaged benefits. Productivity decreased by at least one-third in different cities for which sufficient data was obtainable, the researchers argued that decreases of this magnitude in productivity have serious economic consequences for taxi drivers, by shifting the industry from employee drivers to lease drivers and causing the average taxi driver to earn a lower income. Innovation in service did not occur in the deregulated cities because such innovations were doubled and in the end caused net decrease. A deregulated environment puts passengers in danger financially and physically, and leads to an unhealthy business environment preventing companies from providing top quality service. During the Great Depression, people jumped at the opportunity to drive unlicensed taxicabs at the absence of stable jobs. This caused an increase in accident rates, poor insurance coverage, and a painful level of road congestion. As a result, a lot of safety measures had to be taken which had cost time and money. For deregulation:

• Prices for taxi riders increased.
• Vehicle quality decreased.
• Average age of vehicles increased.
• Fares became confusing and unpredictable to passengers.
• Taxi riders in low-density areas were neglected and access to 24/7 transportation became difficult.
• Taxi riders became prone to price inflation and exploitation.
• Drivers struggled to make a living wage due to an increase of new drivers and an abundance of supply vs. rider demand.
• Driver quality decreased.
• Accidents increased due to an increase of inexperienced drivers on the road.
• Operators struggled to fund business operations and maintain top quality standards because of increased competition and decreased revenue.
• Traffic in high-density areas increased due to an influx of cars on the road and more “cruising” activity.
• Air quality decreased.
So in future these kinds of issues must be avoided. Necessary measures must be implemented to get rid of situations like these in the long run.

Taxicab travels has also some drawbacks. Recently various problems have arisen due to taxi related incidents. low customer satisfaction, sharp decline over the past six years safety and security for passengers and drivers has been an issue insufficient support for drivers, too many poorly skilled drivers with inadequate knowledge, a high turnover of drivers resulting in a shortage of experienced drivers, complex ownership and management structures, lack of competition etc. has brought about drastic changes. Besides Taxicab drivers are at risk for homicide at a far higher rate than the general working population in different foreign countries. In efforts to reduce homicides, bulletproof partitions were introduced in many taxicabs. Security cameras were added to many taxicabs. Security cameras used in taxicabs have been more effective in this regard for reducing damage.
Taxicabs can be said as the most effective means of communication although some drawbacks. Taxicab drivers have been playing an important role from a very long period. According to famous business tycoon W. Daniel Hill is “If transportation technology was moving along as fast as microprocessor technology, then the day after tomorrow I would be able to get in a taxi cab and be in Tokyo in 30 seconds.” According to John O’Keefe “Some of the best navigators in the world are London taxi cab drivers. They have to learn 25,000 streets and how to get from one to the other.”

New £53 Million Government Road Safety Crackdown Plans Welcomed by Yellow Cars

New £53 Million Government Road Safety Crackdown Plans Welcomed by Yellow Cars

Yellow Cars says new proposals that could see a major clampdown on bad behaviour behind the wheel may mean more severe penalties for breaking the rules of the road.

Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “The Department for Transport is putting £2.75 million towards research into the education of drivers and increasing anti-drug driving resources for police forces. Then there’s a £50 million grant for safer cycle training in our schools. Road safety thinking must start at grass roots level and another big change will be that learner drivers will be able to be taught on motorways.”

It’s even been reported as far away as The Cyprus Mail that mile for mile our motorway network is the safest place to drive in the U.K. Now learner drivers will be given the opportunity to be less intimidated by motorways as a result of the new thinking on driver education.

Mr. Thorpe added that, “I was very proud to hear from the Transport Secretary that the United Kingdom has some of the safest roads in the World. But more can always be done. Vigilance and quality training are at the heart of road safety.”

Finally, the Yellow Cars Managing Direction said, “the Director of the R.A.C. informed us that 1 out of every 5 young drivers suffers a road accident within just 6 months of passing the driving test. This is a shocking statistic and the new funding will hopefully improve this terrible record dramatically. Professional training is vital just like all Yellow Cars vehicles and drivers are regulated. It’s in everyone’s interest to keep roads in our community accident free.”

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Contact:
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

Sources:

The Cyprus Mail http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/01/03/72240/

Government of the U.K. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-unveils-host-of-measures-to-further-improve-road-safety

Award Winning Yellow Cars Walsall Launches 2016 New Year Anti-Drink Driving Blitz with Investment in Free Breathalysers for Pubs Campaign

Award Winning Yellow Cars Walsall Launches 2016 New Year Anti-Drink Driving Blitz with Investment in Free Breathalysers for Pubs Campaign

Press Release:

Award Winning Yellow Cars Walsall Launches 2016 New Year Anti-Drink Driving Blitz with Investment in Free Breathalysers for Pubs Campaign

Walsall, Thursday December 31st 2015.

Walsall’s award winning Yellow Cars taxi business has invested in purchasing a stock of 25 high tech breathalysers which have been distributed free to local pubs as part of their new year 2016 road safety initiative.

Yellow Cars, Managing Director, Darren Thorpe said, “I was deeply shocked again today when I revisited the road death statistics for the United Kingdom. It’s horrific that 1,775 people lost their lives on our roads in 2014.(1) This represented a 4% increase on the previous year. That’s close to 2,000 families devastated by tragedies on our roads. I feel we have an obligation at Yellow Cars to do something to help the authorities reduce the impact on the people of Walsall. This is why I sanctioned the investment in 25 state-of-the-art breathalysers that were given out free to pubs in the area. It’s our way of giving back to the people of the locality who’ve been loyal to us since 1995.”

It’s a move that’s been especially welcomed in the local community. Mr. Singh from The Bradford Arms on Pleck Road said, “Yellow Cars should be applauded for their outside-the-box thinking and services they’re providing. Such a simple gesture has the potential to save lives locally. The Yellow Cabs breathalyser now gives us the technology to help get our message across to our customers in a very professional manner.”

This isn’t the first time Yellow Cars made headlines. One of their drivers, Jay Afzal, was presented with an award from the Mayor of Walsall for saving the life of pensioner, Valerie Flowers, who survived a heart attack.(2)

Darren Thorpe added that, “everyone deserves to get home safely. Here in Walsall and the Black Country of the West Midlands we take great pride in protecting our families. Our wider population was close to 270,000 people at the last census in 2011 in the greater metropolitan area of Walsall.(3) This is why The Department for Transports’s Think! road safety initiatives have greatly inspired us at Yellow Cars.”

Finally, the Yellow Cars Managing Director commented that, “this announcement is timely especially as a new police chief takes over in January 2016 at West Midlands Police. Yellow Cars would like to congratulate, David Thompson, who takes over the helm as Chief Constable from, Chris Sims, who is entering retirement.(4) We would like to take this opportunity to thank, Chris Sims DL OBE QPM MA Oxon MBA, for 36 years of distinguished service including his QPM Queen’s Policing Medal from Her Majesty the Queen in 2010. In addition, Walsall has gone down in the history books for the industrial revolution. We now want Walsall to be recognised for striving to have the safest roads in the United Kingdom. We continue to enjoy maintaining the highest levels of excellence at Yellow Cars for our drivers, staff and vehicles in this regulated profession.”

Background:
Yellow Cars was established in 1995 providing its services in the community to families every hour of the day every day of the year. Just like our free breathalysers campaign, technology is at the heart of our business to keep our passengers, drivers and the community safe on the roads. Check out our app https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://yellow-taxi.co.uk/

Media Contact:

Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.

E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk

Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

1(Source: Department for Transport https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438040/reported-road-casualties-in-great-britain-main-results-2014-release.pdf )

2(Source: Newswire http://www.newswire.com/taxi-driver-saves-pensioners-life/222472 )

3(Source: Walsall Council http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/2011_census )

4(Source: West Midlands Police https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/news2.aspx?id=3670 )

Yellow Cars Calls for Designated Driver Free Non-Alcoholic Road Safety Campaign to be Extended to More Occasions Throughout the Year

Yellow Cars Calls for Designated Driver Free Non-Alcoholic Road Safety Campaign to be Extended to More Occasions Throughout the Year

The Department for Transport’s Think! designated driver pubs initiative in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield has been welcomed by Yellow Cars for keeping drunk drivers off the roads and making January safer for all.

Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “it would be in the best interests of the community if the idea of more cover during the year for this sort of campaign could be explored. Soft drinks companies make money from families all year round and have an obligation to give back to society. It’s no skin off of their nose to provide free alternatives to alcohol for members of the public focused on designated driving.”

According to figures from the Department for Transport, 14% of all road deaths in the United Kingdom in 2013 can be attributed to drink driving. That equates to 240 lives lost to alcohol behind the wheel.

Mr. Thorpe added that, “encouraging people never to drink and drive keeps us all safer. When 14 out of every hundred people who lose their lives on the roads could have been spared if alcohol wasn’t involved is a sincerely sobering thought.”

Finally, the Yellow Cars Managing Direction said, “we’ll continue to always encourage members of the community to choose the safest way home and drink driving isn’t and never will be in our vocabulary in the interests of all passengers and drivers we serve in the West Midlands area.”

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Contact:
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

Sources:

The Department for Transport http://think.direct.gov.uk/drink-driving.html

The Birmingham Mail http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/birmingham-pubs-bars-serve-free-10650684

Yellow Cars Hails Previously Unsung Heroes of West Midlands Recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Yellow Cars Hails Previously Unsung Heroes of West Midlands Recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

We’re delighted at Yellow Cars to see a variety of local superheroes involved in the arts, music and charities awarded for their contributions to the community.

32,000 children in Birmingham have benefited from John Clemson’s charity ‘Music Therapy Works.’ The chairperson of trustees from Sutton Coldfield has been awarded an M.B.E. for services to music in Birmingham.

Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “it’s been a great year for the West Midlands area with so many people in the region recognised this year. When you consider that the Music Therapy Works charity grew from helping 7,000 children in the year 2000 and 32,000 children today. It’s a terrific success story. Then there’s Tony Linger who’s been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the community in Sutton Coldfield. He’s hugely involved in the community with education, music, the scouts and care of the elderly. That’s just the spirit of being involved in the community we strive to promote each day.”

Mr. Thorpe added that, “a huge number of people in the West Midlands region have been honoured. The musician Goldie, Clifford Price, from Walsall will receive an M.B.E. from the Queen for his contribution to music, the television and film industries and his charity work.”

Finally, the Yellow Cars Managing Direction said, “it’s the people in the region we serve who are quietly and diligently working away each day to make the lives of families better that must be commended. Yellow Cars is proud to be part of the community for the past 21 years and we’re excited to see the next generation of West Midlanders honoured for their superhero efforts to make all of our lives better in the years to come.”

Background:
The award winning Yellow Cars is honoured to celebrate 21 years in business the West Midlands in 2016. The Mayor of Walsall awarded a Yellow Cars driver for saving the life of an elderly passenger. Here at Yellow Cars we believe in the promise of safety and constant innovation. Just like when we invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art breathalysers which we distributed free of charge to pubs in the community as part of our 2016 road safety drive to keep you and your family safer. Check out our App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yellow-cars/id778797063?mt=8 and our website http://www.Yellow-Taxi.co.uk has further information on how we maintain the highest standards within a regulated profession.

Contact:
Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
E-Mail: info@Yellow-Taxi.co.uk
Tel: 01922 64 64 64.

Sources:

The Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/Unsung-heroes-Sutton-Coldfield-Erdington-receive/story-28446456-detail/story.html

I.T.V. http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-12-31/mbe-pride-for-walsall-musician-goldie/