West Yorkshire police clamp down on taxi and Uber vehicle defects during traffic operation 

Officers from Dewsbury & Mirfield NPT carried out a traffic operation with DVSA and Taxi Licensing. This was on Huddersfield Road from the Park Road Junction to Ravensthorpe.

In total 75 vehicles were checked, and various notices issued for the likes of illegal number plates, taxi rectification notices, Seatbelt offences and defective tyres.

One taxi driver had his licence suspended and another 10 taxi drivers were given rectification notices for vehicle defects.

DVSA also conducted checks on a number of vehicles where 5 were issued with immediate rectification notices for defective tyres and tinted windows plus 4 vehicles with delayed rectification notices.

PC Asad Kahut of the Dewsbury and Mirfield Proactive Team said: "The aim of this operation was to target what we call the ‘Fatal 4,’ namely the four factors that contribute to a road traffic collision or serious injury.

"These are speeding, drink drive, mobile phone use and driving without a seat belt.

"It was a successful operation offering a high visibility presence in Ravensthorpe and I want to thank our partners for their support in helping us carry out this operation and get a message out there to communities that we are taking action."

Image credit: West Yorkshire Police

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