Swoop to check Valley taxis

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Taxi enforcement officers at Ribble Valley Council have joined forces with the police and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency to swoop on unroadworthy vehicles.

Twelve vehicles were targeted at inspection at sites in Clitheroe, with three drivers served with advisory notices requiring work to be carried out on their vehicles within seven days.

Council taxi enforcement officer Carl Rung, said: “Maintaining a high standard of vehicles is something we take seriously and we carry out regular checks to ensure taxis and their drivers are meeting licensing requirements. This was a joint operation, where vehicles were subject to a rigorous inspection to ensure they were compliant with licence conditions.”

He added: “The council requires the immediate withdrawal of hackney carriage or private hire vehicles constituting a risk to public safety, or work carried out to ensure the vehicles are of a high standard.”