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Police ‘disappointed’ after checks find faults in five Rossendale taxis
6:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
FIVE faulty taxis were issued with notices during a joint crackdown on defective vehicles.
Rossendale councillors Sean Serridge, Madeline De Souza and Patrick Marriott accompanied officers from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), who inspected six of the 13 vehicles they stopped last Friday evening.
Three were issued with a suspended, or delayed, prohibition notice for faults such as broken wing mirrors,, defective head lamps, and insufficient tyre tread.
In addition to the VOSA checks, Rossendale Council officers found damaged livery and minor damage to a front bumper, resulting in the issue of two council defect notices.
Inspecor John Fryer, of Rossendale Police said “We are happy to work in partnership with VOSA, Rossendale Council and local councillors to ensure all taxis are safe for customers to travel in.
“The lack of basic maintenance and defects found on some of the taxis was disappointing.
“A paying customer should always be able to expect a roadworthy vehicle to travel in.”
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