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Three taxis issued immediate suspension notices during South West Police checks

Updated: Mar 3

The South Wales Police’s Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Licensing Team, in collaboration with Swansea Council Taxi Licensing staff, recently carried out a significant operation targeting taxis in the area.

The operation saw more than 30 taxis pulled over for thorough checks to ensure that vehicles meet strict safety standards.

The inspections led to three taxis receiving immediate suspension notices, removing them from service until further notice. Additionally, two taxis were issued delayed suspension notices, allowing a short window for the rectification of identified defects before facing suspension.

This initiative highlights the rigorous enforcement measures some local authorities are employing to safeguard the public. Ensuring that taxis comply with all safety regulations is crucial for protecting passengers and maintaining the integrity of local taxi services.

Sergeant Chris Dix said: “This was an important operation which worked to help ensure the safety of passengers using taxis after a night out in the city centre.

“We want passengers to feel reassured and confident that any taxi they enter following a night out is fully compliant with safety legislation.”

David Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Corporate Service and Performance, said: “Taxis make up an important element of our city’s public transport and we want to make sure that the vehicles the public travel in are safe.

“We work regularly with our local police to carry out checks on taxis operating in the city and will continue to take action to ensure taxi operators are doing all they can to make sure their vehicles are road worthy and safe for use.”


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