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London Hackney Carriage Act 1831

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XXXIVWhat Distance Drivers of Hackney Carriages shall be compellable to drive.

And be it enacted, That the Driver of every Hackney Carriage which shall be let for Hire at any Place within the Distance of Five Miles from the General Post Office in the City of London shall be obliged and compellable, if required by any Person hiring such Hackney Carriage, (unless such Driver shall have a reasonable Excuse to be allowed by the Justice before whom any such Matter shall be brought in question,) to drive such Hackney Carriage to any Place to which he shall be so required to drive the same within the Distance of Five Miles from the said General Post Office, or to any Place to which he shall be so required to drive the same within the Distance of Five Miles from the Place where the same shall have been let to Hire; and in case such Driver shall refuse to drive such Hackney Carriage to any such Place as aforesaid, he shall forfeit Forty Shillings.

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