Two-Thirds Of Taxis 'Unsafe' In Northampton

3 October 2018, 11:30 | Updated: 3 October 2018, 11:31

Taxi

Council, police and Government Vehicle Inspectors found 24 vehicles failed tyre, mechanical or documentation requirements.

Only around a third of taxis and private hire vehicles tested have passed un-announced safety tests in Northampton.
 
Council, Police and Government Vehicle Inspectors found 24 vehicles failed tyre, mechanical or documentation requirements.
 
One driver didn't even have a taxi licence.
 
PC David Lee, of the Safer Roads Team, said: “People using taxis have a right to expect them to be safe and legal, and for the people driving them to be following rules that are in place to protect both them and other road users.
 
“It was disappointing to find so many issues in the vehicles we checked but this is why we carry out operations like this, to identify issues, make sure they are resolved, and remind drivers and firms of their responsibilities.”