SIX private hire drivers reported for ‘plying for hire’ in Liverpool in lead up to Christmas

Enforcement officers crack down on SIX private hire drivers illegally plying for hire in Liverpool’s city centre in the lead up to Christmas.

The multiple minicab drivers who were picking up fares without prior bookings were reported on Friday 21 December.

During the ongoing Liverpool City Council (LCC) enforcement operation, officers also diverted their attentions to non-taxi vehicles parked on taxi ranks. Officers out on Thursday 20 December issued Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) to vehicles parked on taxi ranks located in Liverpool’s Lark Lane and city centre.

In photos posted on social media by LCC (shown above), they show multiple cars parked on the ranks displaying the distinctive yellow FPN’s issued.

The motorists parking on the taxi ranks must now fork out £70 for the misdemeanour, with all fines payable within 28 days of the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued. However, if motorists pay within 14 days the council will reduce the fine by 50% to £35 respectively.

Licensing officers from LCC issued a total of 1,178 PCNs last year in 2018.

Image credit: LCC (Twitter)

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