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Taxis removed from road following inspections

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Two taxis were taken off the road following inspections carried out by Charnwood Borough Council officers and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

Seventeen taxis reported to the temporary inspection centre at Sandicliffe Motors in Loughborough on Monday, July 23. Council officers worked with two DVSA vehicle examiners to check the drivers met the requirements of their licence and the vehicles were roadworthy.

Two vehicles were served immediate prohibition notices due to brake defects, and could not operate until the vehicles were brought up to standard and new MOT certificates were presented to the Council.

Seven vehicles received advice notices regarding lights, wipers, suspensions, tyres and brake defects.

Four warnings were given to drivers for not wearing or displaying their driver badge clearly.

Councillor Ken Pacey, chair of the licensing committee said: “These checks are carried out to ensure public safety and that taxi drivers and operators are meeting the conditions of their licences.

 “We would like to thank the drivers for their co-operation during the inspections but take this opportunity to remind drivers, vehicle owners and operators to check their vehicles and wear their badges.

“The checks are carried out several times a year with the aim to make sure standards are being met by local drivers and operators and the public can have confidence in using them.”

The Council thanked Sandicliffe Motors for allowing use of its garage.

Anyone concerned about a taxi or its driver can contact the Council on 01509 634562 or by emailing licensing@charnwood.gov.uk.