Vehicles in Lancashire given roadside safety checks

Lancashire Telegraph: Vehicles in Lancashire given roadside safety checks Vehicles in Lancashire given roadside safety checks

ROADSIDE checks have been carried out to stop scrap metal thieves, drink drivers and taxis operating against the law.

Representatives from Lancashire police, Blackburn with Darwen Council and HMRC, were at Ewood Coach Park yesterday as part of their Christmas crackdown.

One scrap metal vehicle was taken off the road and another was given three points for bald tyres.

Six taxis and other work and commercial vehicles were stopped but were not found to be flouting the law.

Coun Jim Smith, executive member for the environment, said: “This was a successful operation and further drives home the importance of following these new regulations and licensing conditions.

“These roadside checks are a vital way of making sure the rules are being adhered to and we will continue to crackdown on illegal scrap metal activity.”

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10:12pm Thu 19 Dec 13

timeforcommonsense says...

They want to get down to the taxi rank on Union Street Accrington. I saw one black cab there today more rust than cab, what was left of it. Large section of one of the rear doors was rotted away. Come on local councils everywhere, it's time the public were given proper protection. No cabs over 5 years old and strict testing.
They want to get down to the taxi rank on Union Street Accrington. I saw one black cab there today more rust than cab, what was left of it. Large section of one of the rear doors was rotted away. Come on local councils everywhere, it's time the public were given proper protection. No cabs over 5 years old and strict testing. timeforcommonsense

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