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Private hire driver had his vehicle taken off the road and suspended after cops found the bumper was held together with cable ties

17 Mar 2019


A Birmingham private hire driver had his vehicle taken off the road and suspended after cops found the bumper of his car was held together with cable ties.

Incredulous police officers made the dangerous discovery when they stopped the private hire vehicle on Wednesday 13.

As reported by the Birmingham Live, during the vehicle inspection the officers found that the bumper and headlights were attached by thin cable ties. In addition the engine was also emitting an unhealthy sound.

 (Image:Twitter @BhamTaxicop)

Defective bodywork was also found and immediately took the car off the road until all repairs are carried out.

The vehicle was one of 35 which were stopped and checked over during a day of enforcement by Birmingham's Taxi and Private Hire Police.

Bham Taxi Cop, who is an enforcement and liaison officer for private hire and hackney carriages, said: “The condition of the vehicle fell well below the accepted standards of a private hire and many of the parts, should they have come off, would have posed a danger to any other road user.”  


Image credit: Vehicle inspection; Source: Royal Air Force Mildenhall 

Author: Karen Abeyasekere

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