|ast Updated: Friday, 25 March, 2005, 16:25 GMT |
Asbo threat over cabbies' horns
A police letter has been sent out to cabbies calling on them to end the practice.
But the drivers have said they only use their horns within the legal hours.
The official warning was issued after a consultation with people in Colwyn Bay showed that the use of car horns by taxi drivers had become prevalent.
Local driver Eryl Hughes, who has been in the business for 10 years, has condemned the move.
"I think it's a bit ridiculous to be honest with you," said Mr Hughes.
"At the end of the day we're trying to do our jobs.
"When we do toot a horn it's not late at night as they try to imply. It's within the times within the law."
Cabbies have said they are obeying the police request but that some customers are missing their taxi because they do not realise it is there.
Superintendent Simon Humphries of the Central Division Command team said North Wales Police take anti-social behaviour "very seriously".
He added: "We listen to the concerns of residents of north Wales and some of these are people whose quality of life is significantly affected by the inconsiderate and frequent use of vehicle horns at all times of the day and night.
"We will continue to take fair, reasonable and proportionate action to uphold the quality of life of the residents of north Wales."