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TYRES, PLATES AND RANKS: Number of taxi and PHV issues identified during night of enforcement in Liverpool

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Liverpool City Council Licensing detailed the outcome of a collaborative enforcement operation with Merseyside Police. The initiative, conducted on Saturday night, identified numerous issues among licensed drivers.

The offences ranged from the use of illegal tyres and the absence of required identification badges to private hire vehicles (PHVs) illegally parked on designated taxi ranks. Additionally, issues were noted with rear licence plates not being properly affixed to vehicles.

The operation forms part of ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with licensing regulations and to maintain high standards of safety and legality within the sector. The drivers identified in these breaches will be subject to reports and potential further action.

A Liverpool City Council Licensing spokesperson said: “A number of licensed drivers are to be reported for various offences after last nights ongoing joint operation between LCC Licensing and Merseyside Police. Illegal tyres, not having ID badges, PHV's parking on Taxi Ranks, rear licence plates not affixed, being just some of them.”


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