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Only HALF of taxis and PHVs compliant finds joint Leicester and Wolverhampton licensing operation

Updated: Sep 18, 2022

Nearly HALF of all taxis and private hire vehicles (PHV) checked during an operation in Leicester did not pass licensing checks.

Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit (RPU) were joined by Wolverhampton City Council and DVSA officers in a joint operation in Leicester checking cabs for ‘breaches’ in the licences.

The late-night operation on Friday 16 September and running through to the early hours of Saturday saw 19 vehicles pulled over for checks.

While ten of the vehicles were compliant, eight were found to have minor licensing problems. The remaining vehicle was made prohibited from use.

A Leicestershire RPU spokesperson said via social media: “Tonight we worked alongside Leicestershire Police Specials, the DVSA and Wolverhampton City Council in a joint operation targeting taxis across Leicester for breaches in their licenses.

“Scores on the doors; 19 taxis stopped & checked. 10 compliant, 8 minor offences and 1 prohibited.”


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