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Faults found in spot-checks on Colne taxis
11:00pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
FIVE taxis were taken off the road in Colne after safety checks on vehicles.
Pendle Council worked with police and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency to ensure that people who use taxis are travelling in safety.
Spot checks were carried out on taxis on the evening of September 14. Officers checked 21 vehicles, out of which five had to be taken off the road due to faults.
Two had the faults fixed the same night. The remaining three had the faults fixed and were back on the road the next day.
Coun Pauline McCormick, who chairs the taxi licensing committee, said: “The number of taxis failing the test was a vast improvement compared to previous spot checks.
“The faults found on three of the vehicles were lighting and seat belt defects, while the other two had steering and suspension faults.”
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