Sussex Roads Police, the DVSA, and the RPU carried out taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) safety checks in Brighton on 17 June 2023. A total of 43 vehicles were stopped, and a number of offences were dealt with.
Some of the offences included:
Not wearing seatbelts
Too many passengers
Using a mobile phone while driving
4 prohibited vehicles.
All of the vehicles were made safe roadside.
The checks were carried out as part of a wider campaign to improve road safety in Brighton. Sussex Roads Police said that they are committed to making the roads of Sussex safer for everyone.
A Sussex Roads Police spokesperson said via social media: “Commercial Vehicle Unit, DVSA & RPU carried out taxi safety checks in Brighton and stopped 43 vehicles. Offences dealt with included bald tyres, faulty seatbelt, not wearing belts, too many passengers, mobile phone and 4 prohibited. All made safe roadside.”