Liverpool council enforcement catches several rogue minicabs falling short of licensing requirements


Liverpool’s taxi and private hire licensing officers had a busy Saturday night clamping down on several rogue minicabs.

Licensing Enforcement Officers dealt with a number of private hire issues ranging from parking on taxi ranks, incorrect licence plate fittings and illegally worn tyres.

According to Liverpool City Council (LCC) Licensing, a Sefton minicab driver was found parked on a Liverpool taxi rank, with its licence plate not fixed to the vehicle correctly.

A Liverpool private hire vehicle (PHV) was found working in the early hours with two illegal front tyres. The minicab was suspended and the driver is to be reported. Two further PHV’s were stopped for issues surrounding the display of their licence plate. Last month it was revealed that LCC have issued in excess of 1,800 parking fines to vehicles that have blocked taxi ranks in less than two years. 

Image credit: LCC Licensing (Twitter)

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