Liverpool’s taxi and private hire licensing officers clamp down on vehicles blocking the use of taxi ranks in the city centre. Merseyside officials have ticketed multiple vehicles in the last two nights.
Vehicles parked on the active taxi ranks stop taxis plying for hire in busy areas and during peak times like Friday and Saturday nights. The motorists parking on the taxi ranks in Liverpool must now fork out £70 for the misdemeanour, with all fines payable within 28 days of the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued. However, if motorists pay within 14 days the council will reduce the fine by 50% to £35 respectively. Liverpool City Council (LCC) Licensing officials said on Friday night via Twitter: “Officers out this evening ticketing vehicles parked on Taxi ranks around the city.” The image taken by compliance officials showed at least six non-hackney carriage vehicles parked on taxi ranks in the city centre. All vehicles had a PCN attached to their windscreens. A day later and LCC said on Twitter: “Vehicles ticketed again tonight on Bold Street and Copperas Hill for being parked on Taxi ranks.” Image credit: Liverpool City Council Licensing (Twitter)