DfT: Rip-off pedicabs to be driven off the road under new proposals: announces that the Government intends to introduce new legislation that will give Transport for London powers to regulate pedicab drivers in London so they are only allowed to charge reasonable fares and they will have to meet minimum safety standards. The proposed licensing scheme would operate in a similar way to the rules taxi and private hire vehicles. Outside London, pedicabs are classed in the same way as taxis so are regulated; but in London different laws operate – the proposals will close this loophole. The new legislation is likely to be introduced next year. (26 May 2016)