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Illegal Northern Ireland Taxi Crackdown: Seven vehicles seized, seven drivers reported

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Police in Derry/Londonderry have seized several vehicles in a recent operation against illegal taxis in the city.

PSNI Foyleside and The Moor Neighbourhood officers, in collaboration with Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) transport enforcement, conducted the operation from 26-28 June.

Seven vehicles were confiscated, and seven individuals will face prosecution for driving-related offences.

This operation highlights ongoing efforts to ensure public safety and compliance with transport regulations.

Sergeant Stewart said: “Illegal taxis present a risk to anyone who uses them as, in some instances, they are uninsured and the safety checks that are carried out on drivers are not completed.

“Police and partner agencies will continue to apply measures to make sure every taxi on our roads is safe, and is driven by an insured, licensed  driver and operated through a reputable taxi business. Taxi firms should ensure their drivers continue to display proper plates and carry the necessary papers and identification so that a member of the public can easily identify a legal taxi.

“If you’re using a taxi, there are measures you can take to protect yourself including using reputable firms, checking the driver is displaying their photo ID and that the vehicle is displaying current taxi licence plates."


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