A number of private hire drivers, some licensed locally and some from other licensing authorities, have been hit with tickets for a number of regulatory and driving offences in Liverpool.
A joint Liverpool City Council and police, taxi and private hire enforcement venture, found a number of drivers in breach of regulations, or commiting road traffic offences, including failing to secure plates, failing to have visible door signs, parking at bus stops and obstruction of a highway.
A private hire driver who was parked on a hackney carriage taxi rank was also issued a ticket and reported for the offence.
Two sefton licensed private hire drivers were reported, with one suspended with immediate effect for failing to have door signs, a licensing requirement for all private hire vehicles. The other was reported for parking at a bus stop.
A Knowsley licensed driver, as well as a local Liverpool City licensed driver, were reported for failing to secure their private hire licence plate to their vehicles.
A Liverpool City licensed driver was also reported for parking up on the pavement, causing an obstruction for pedestrians.