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London Road police checkpoint saw 200 taxi drivers pulled over

Posted on - 15th June, 2024 - 9:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Frenchwood, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
Police used the checkpoint in London Road to speak to taxi drivers during Friday evening

More than 200 taxis were pulled over during the course of Friday evening.

A checkpoint was set up by Preston Police in London Road.

Three drivers were suspended from operating due to their vehicles having defects.

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A police spokesperson said: “We started the evening at Preston Train Station before moving on to a check site on London Road with specialist roads policing officers and SDU officers and had roaming patrols across South Ribble.

“Throughout the course of the night over 200 taxis licensed from councils across the country were stopped and inspected by officers, numerous warnings were issued to drivers for having incorrect plates/stickers or not having visible identification.

“We’d like to thank the passengers that we spoke with during these checks, all were appreciative of the multi-agency work to ensure that taxis are safe to be in operation and that the drivers were genuine licence holders.

“To any taxi drivers out there that have ever used the word “you don’t licence me” don’t worry, we may not licence you, but we’ll happily get the relevant taxi licensing authority involved.”

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