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Monday, July 30, 2012

"Serious defects" found in taxi checks

Officers from Denbighshire County Council’s Licensing and Community Safety Enforcement Teams worked in partnership with North Wales Police and VOSA to check on the roadworthiness of six taxis and one non-licensed vehicle suspected to be operating without a licence.

The operation was carried out on Friday, 27 July in north Denbighshire. As a result of serious defects, VOSA officers issued two immediate roadworthiness prohibition notices. Three other vehicles were issued with delayed roadworthiness prohibition notices. Denbighshire County Council’s Licensing Officers issued one immediate suspension notice and four deferred suspension notices.

As part of ongoing partnership working, the agencies involved will continue to carry out Taxi and Private Hire vehicle roadworthiness checks.

Appropriate action will be taken by officers if public safety is in any way compromised by Taxi and Private Hire operators and drivers.

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