A motorcyclist has died after being involved in a crash with a taxi and a car.
The 21-year-old man was riding a Honda CB600 bike which collided with the other two vehicles in the Lambhill area of Glasgow.
Police said the smash involved a Renault Clio and a Metrocab on Balmore Road near the Skirsa Street junction.
The motorcyclist was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he later died after the collision around 5.20pm on Thursday.
Constable Adnan Alam said: "I am keen to speak to anyone who witnesses the crash, or may have seen the motorcyclist driving in the area before the crash took place."
The drivers of the taxi and car involved were uninjured.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101.
Cabbies say the crippling costs of replacing their vehicles with hybrid or electric ones will drive many of them out of the industry.
The warning comes after Transport Secretary Chris Grayling suggested private motorists should also opt for lower emission cars rather than diesel.
Black cab drivers complain that they are already bearing the brunt of EU low-emission targets.
The Express reports that in a bid to comply with the guidelines, Birmingham City Council has proposed banning taxis that do not meet EU standards, a move that could force drivers to fork out up to £45,000 for new cabs.
Under the proposed rules, only cabs that reach the Euro 3 standard will be given licences in December and by December 2018 the vehicles must be Euro 6 compliant.
By 2026 all black cabs must be ultra low-emission vehicles, electric or plug-in hybrid, and by 2030 they must all be zero emission.
More than 500 taxis would be forced off the roads by the end of this year, while the city’s entire 1,300-strong fleet of black cabs would be obsolete by 2018.
The council said the moves were for the “greater good of all citizens above the interests of individual drivers”.
Zak Kowalski, a cabbie for 44 years, said: “I am 68. I was hoping to have a few years left but there is just no way I can afford a new cab now.
“It is very misguided. The infrastructure is not there for electric cabs, there are no chargers, or engineers to work on them here.
“I don’t think people realise how big this is. It could well see the death of the black cab industry.”
In September 2015 Roger Bartlet, 58, bought a £30,000 Ford Torneo taxi that will now be obsolete by December 2018. Yet he will still have two years of payments left.
He said: “It’s dreadful. I put my savings down on a deposit, everything I have.
“I will still have the debt after this change but now how can I sell it?”
There are fears that taxi drivers in cities across the country will be facing similar choices in the future.
A big spike in the number of Sheffield drivers travelling to London to obtain Private Hire licences from TfL has sparked further concern over regulations.
Figures supplied to the Sheffield Star by the GMB union show in the last six months the number of drivers with a Sheffield postcode who hold a Transport for London PHV licence has risen from 53 to 177 - a massive 330 per cent increase.
In September 2016, The Star revealed over 700 taxi drivers who reside in Sheffield were handed licences from councils as far away as Wales and Lancashire - over 400 of which came from the borough of Rossendale.
GMB rep and Sheffield licensed taxi driver Ibrar Hussain has been campaigning on this issue calling for stricter regulation on cross-border taxi licensing.
He said: “There is a lack of enforcement or no enforcement at all as to who's driving these vehicles. Are they fit and proper? Are the vehicles safe to drive? Why live in Sheffield, but get a licence from TfL?”
Mr Hussain has been joined by senior council figures and Sheffield MPs on lobbying the Government to change the law.
At present, a driver who lives in Sheffield can approach Transport for London for a private hire vehicle licence and come back to Sheffield to operate in the city with a number of firms.
Because the driver is licensed elsewhere in the country, Sheffield Council has limited powers to take enforcement action if needed.
Sheffield MP Louise Haigh said: “Sheffield Council prides itself on its strict licensing and rigorous training conditions which help keep taxi and PH users in our city safe. But the change in the law is riding roughshod over these protections meaning drivers from across the country can get a licence from areas with different standards and requirements and still operate in Sheffield.
“We have been warning the Government about this for months and these troubling new figures show it is now time to take action. Sheffield Council should decide who can and can’t operate a private hire car in our city, not some council hundreds of miles away who hasn’t the first idea about what protections Sheffield needs.”
All taxis could have CCTV installed to help safeguard unaccompanied children and protect drivers from false accusations.
Birmingham City Council are considering fitting the cameras in every taxi licensed by the council.
Councillor Des Flood (Con Bartley Green) welcomed the plans, saying it is a 'positive step' for taxi users.
Taxi drivers play an important role in keeping an eye on the children in the community. The installation of CCTV cameras will also support taxi drivers against false allegations.
We need to raise the bar for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults using transport services.