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Liverpool private hire driver convicted for illegally plying-for-hire in City Centre

Updated: Jul 16, 2023

A private hire vehicle (PHV) driver in Liverpool was convicted for unlawfully plying for hire in the city centre.

The verdict came on 6 July, following a trial at Liverpool Magistrates' Court. A Liverpool City Council (LCC) Licensing spokesperson, expressing their concern, questioned whether the driver's actions were ultimately worth the consequences.

The court proceedings resulted in the private hire driver being fined and ordered to pay costs amounting to £941. Additionally, the driver received a significant penalty of 24 points on their Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) licence, highlighting the gravity of their offense.

Illegally plying for hire not only violates the law but also puts the safety of passengers and other road users at risk.

A LCC Licensing spokesperson said via social media: “A Liverpool Private Hire driver who illegally plyed for hire in Liverpool City Centre was convicted of the offences at Liverpool Magistrates Court on 6 July 2023.

“He was fined and had to pay costs totalling £941 and 24 penalty points on his DVLA licence.

“Was it worth it?”


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