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Wolverhampton PHV displaying Uber livery suspended after checks find heavily worn tyre

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

Image credit: City of Wolverhampton Council (CWC) Licensing

City of Wolverhampton Council (CWC) Licensing suspended a licensed private hire vehicle (PHV) displaying Uber livery for an illegally worn and slick looking tyre.

In a joint effort to maintain safety and regulatory compliance, CWC Licensing and local law enforcement worked together on an enforcement operation in Coventry.

During one of the checks, concerns were raised for a white Mercedes Benz PHV licensed to the CWC displaying signs of non-compliance.

Shared images showcased a heavily worn front tyre on the vehicle, risking safety for both drivers and passengers. In addition, the images revealed a suspension notice placed over the private hire vehicle's licence plate, indicating a potential breach of licensing rules.

It was also observed that the vehicle was adorned with Uber livery on its doors.

A City of Wolverhampton Council Licensing spokesperson said: “Working with Police tonight in Coventry. Good rate of compliance but not all.”


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