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208 PCNs issued to vehicles parked on taxi ranks in just one month in Birmingham

Updated: Mar 12, 2022



A total of 208 Penalty Charge Notices have been issued to vehicles parking illegally on hackney carriage taxi ranks in Birmingham throughout the month of February.


Birmingham City Council Licensing posted a tweet highlighting the results from a month long enforcement operation.


It total, 39 different taxi ranks were being used, at one point or another, illegally by motorists.


Church Street Ladywood saw the most offenders, with 21 tickets being issued. Aston Street, Bridge Street City Centre and Temple Row City Centre ranks all saw 14 tickets issued each over the month.

Other ranks which had among the higher amount of offenders included Bennetts Hill City Centre, Bishopsgate Street City Centre, Theatre Approach City Centre and Steel house Lane City Centre.


Only hackney carriage taxis are allowed to park in designated taxi bays, either while queuing for a job, or in some cases, where authorised, used as 'rest ranks', so drivers have the chance to have a break for a period of time.


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