Council enforcement officers suspend 14 private hire drivers on the same day for  multiple offences

Bolton council enforcement officers joined traffic officers on Monday in an effort to crack down on poor drivers.

During the operation, it has been reported by This is Lancashire, that 14 private hire drivers were taken off the road on the same day for a variety of safety and licensing offences.

It all comes as part of 'Operation Consideration', an ongoing Greater Manchester Police campaign to improve driving standards taking in a whole range of issues impacting everything from cars and vans to cyclists and even horses.

Cllr Nick Peel, executive cabinet member for environmental services, said that the council’s part in the clampdown was an effort to make passengers feel more secure and let drivers know they cannot get away with flaunting the rules. “Passengers in Bolton have a right to feel safe and secure while travelling,” he said. “A key part of that is ensuring all private hire vehicles meet required safety standards and display all appropriate livery and license information. “There are a clear set of standards that we expect private hire drivers to follow and anyone who fails to meet these standards risks being suspended until the issue is rectified.”

Operation Considerate focuses on a rage of driving offences including everything from drink and drug driving to not wearing seatbelts, having incorrect tyre pressure or driving while using a phone.

Details of the individual offences are yet to be published.

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