Rossendale Council tackles unsafe taxis

Published June 30, 2017 at 8:36

Unsafe taxis were taken off the road during a Council led crackdown at Manchester Airport.

The team gave out ten notices to drivers licensed by Rossendale for minor defects on their taxis and suspended four vehicles on the spot for serious defects including one which had a bald tyre.

Operations such as this one are vital ways of ensuring taxi drivers are meeting safety requirements to protect the health and safety of the public.

Councillor Steve Hughes, chair of Rossendale Council’s Licensing Committee, said:

“This operation sends out a clear message that we will take action to ensure the safety of taxis that are licensed by the borough.

“The majority of taxis are safe and their drivers make sure their vehicles are kept up to standard and that they provide a quality service to their customers.

“But we have a vital role in tackling the minority who don’t and we will take whatever action necessary to do so including running a number of operations throughout the year and carry out spot checks on a daily basis.”

Wayne Poole, Director of Landside Operations, said:

“Our 26m annual passengers come from far and wide and we support any action by local authorities to ensure those using any form of public transport are kept safe and secure.”


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