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East Midlands Airport Taxi inspections found a number of vehicles 'Unroadworthy'

2 May 2019

 

Results from spot checks carried out on taxi drivers at East Midlands Airport revealed that 11 out of the 84 vehicles stopped were deemed to be 'unroadworthy' by council and police officers. 

The audit, carried out by councils, police and the DVSA found issues with defective tyres and brakes of the vehicles.  

On the day of the inspections North West Leicestershire District Council said: 'our licensing team had a busy morning at @EMA_Airport working with our local councils @NWLeicsPolice @EMAPolice and @DVSAgovuk. A successful joint operation spot checking taxis to ensure vehicles are safe and comply with relevant legislation.'
 

 

(Image: Source; Twitter)

 

The following day they twitted again saying; 'Yesterday’s taxi operation at East MidlandsAirport was a great success. 84 taxis were inspected and 11 vehicles were deemed un-roadworthy due to defective tyres and brakes. Thank you to our partners, helping us keep the roads safe.’  

(Image: Source; Twitter)

 

Drivers of the vehicles which were deemed 'unroadworthy' will now have to get all defects fixed before they can continue working. 

 

Image: Source; Geograph 

Image: Author; JThomas

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