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TOO MANY PASSENGERS, BALD TYRES AND FAULTY SEATBELTS: Sussex Police carry out taxi and PHV checks


Image credit: Sussex Roads Police

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:


Bald tyres

Faulty seatbelts

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.”


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