Updated: Jan 11
Taxi and private hire licensing officials in Liverpool suspended two private hire vehicles from working after uncovering dangerously worn tyres.
The findings came after a Liverpool City Council (LCC) compliance operation at the busy Liverpool John Lennon Airport today.
Officials checking a silver four-door Kia with Uber signage on the panel, uncovered the first horror tyre before noon. The tyre was displayed on social media and shows the white cords appearing through the rubber surface.
According to LCC licensing officials, the Liverpool licensed vehicle was suspended and issued with a summons.
Later that day a second private hire driver fell victim of LCC enforcement.
Officials at Liverpool Lime Street Train Station found the second minicab displaying an even larger area of the tyre dangerously exposing cords on one side.
The Sefton private hire driver ‘will be prosecuted’ according to LLC licensing.
The legal tyre tread depth for cars in the UK and Europe is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre, according to current law.
Image credit: Liverpool City Council Licensing (Twitter)