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Cabbie in Essex fined & hit with penalty points for operating with two faulty tyres

Updated: May 9, 2021


Image credit: Twitter - @EPRoadsPolicing

A cabbie has been fined and hit with 3 penalty points after officers from Essex Roads Policing Team found them to be operating with two faulty tyres.


The vehicle was stopped in the Harlow area of Essex on Friday 7 May. During an inspection, officers found that one of the front tyres was bald and the other front tyre had a big chunk missing from the wall.

Using their official Twitter account @EPRoadsPolicing, a spokesperson for the force said: "This vehicle stopped today in Harlow with two faulty front tyres.


"To make matters worse, this vehicle happens to be a taxi.

”A simple vehicle check would have saved this driver a £100 fine and 3 penalty points."


Essex Police are yet to confirm whether the driver holds a hackney carriage taxi licence or a private hire driver’s licence.


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