London private hire driver fined and disqualified from driving for plying for hire and no insurance

A private hire driver has been fined and disqualified from driving for a month after pleading guilty at court today. The unnamed minicab driver was found guilty for plying for hire, accepting a booking without an operator’s licence and no insurance.

The driver was told to pay a total fine of £1,300, plus a further £80 victim surcharge imposed by the courts. The minicab driver was also disqualified from driving for a month.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Roads and Transport broke the news as part of its #CabsUnit operation in the capital. 

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