A hackney carriage driver who was found guilty of abusing a parking attendant after being asked to pay has been banned for three weeks in Glasgow.
The driver Feroze Subhani lost his temper after he returned from dropping a parcel off on Blythswood Street and discovered he was facing a ticket. It was found in the CCTV footage of the parking lot that the hackney carriage driver verbally abused the on-duty parking attendant.
The parking attendant submitted a complaint to Glasgow City Council in which she said: “I was very shocked at his behaviour of the driver.” The incident happened in July last year and has resulted in the suspension of the hackney driver.
Mr Feroze Subhani believed the parking attendant had mistreated him. He further added: “I accept the fact that my attitude was not professional, but I am not a bad guy it was just a bad, stressful day at the work.”
Mr Feroze Subhani’s representative said: “His client is associated with the taxi business from nine years and he hasn’t been called for a hearing even once before today. He has a great history of obeying rules; he is ashamed of what he has done because there is no excuse whatsoever for that conduct.”
Licensing convener Alex Wilson said: “I am considering it as a serious matter, we will make sure that everybody follows the rules. The parking attendants are doing one of the most difficult jobs in this world, and we all should respect them.”