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DVSA issues warning to taxi and PHV drivers to check tyres after minicab found with cords exposed

Image credit: DVSA Enforcement

The DVSA issued a warning to taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers to check their tyres after a minicab was found with a heavily worn tyre.

Photos of a black Mercedes-Benz people carrier was shared on social media. Images showed the inside edge of a front tyre so heavily worn the white cords under the rubber were exposed.

Officers urged other PHV and taxi drivers to ensure their vehicles were roadworthy to carry passengers.

A DVSA Enforcement spokesperson said via social media: “Do you drive a taxi or private hire vehicle?

“Please check tyres and ensure your vehicle is safe to carry passengers.

“We can prohibit vehicle use, issue FPNs & report to court if required.

“Local authority licensing officers will also take action.”


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