Two Nottingham City private hire drivers successfully prosecuted for illegally plying for hire 

Two private hire drivers have been fined and ordered to pay hundreds of pounds after being found guilty of illegally plying for hire by Nottingham City Council.

Both drivers were ordered to pay a total of £564.88 each, following the successful prosecution.

In addition, both private hire drivers were also slapped with six points on their driving licences.

Using social media to highlight their win in court, Nottingham City Council, wrote: "2 private hire drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire at QMC, have been fined a total of £564.88 each plus 6 penalty points on their DVLA licence. #DontRiskIt @SafeNottm @MyNottingham."

It is illegal for private hire drivers to pick up jobs which have not been booked in advance through a licensed operator.

Only hackney carriage licensed taxi drivers are permitted to pick up a street hail.

MERSEYSIDE

TaxiPoint recently reported on a similar case involving a Merseyside private hire driver who was also caught illegally plying for hire.

The unnamed man was ordered to pay a total of £690 and was hit with eight points on his driving licence.

The successful prosecution came only a week after Liverpool City Council caught four other private hire drivers also illegally plying for hire during a clampdown dubbed 'Operation Inman'.

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