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Taxis and private hire vehicles operating in High Wycombe checked for safety

| December 15, 2016

A series of checks on taxis and private hire vehicles (minicabs) operating within High Wycombe have been conducted by officers from Thames Valley Police, Wycombe District Council’s Licensing Team and VOSA.

The checks took place on Friday 25th November 2016 and Wednesday 7th December 2016. In total seventy vehicles were stopped and checked for compliance with Licensing and Road Traffic Act.

Four prohibition notices were issued due to mechanical faults and advisory notices were issued for several minor offences. Five drivers were issued with tickets by the police for failing to wear seatbelts.

Drivers who failed to comply with the requirement to display an identity badge at all times when they are driving a licensed vehicle or for failing to wear their seatbelt when required to do so will be issued with formal warnings.

Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment Cllr Jean Teesdale said: ‘This is an additional safety check carried out by the police and the council to ensure the vehicles people hire in our district are safe.

If anyone has any concerns about a taxi or private hire vehicle they should contact the Licensing Unit at [email protected] or 01494 421222.

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