A small number of York’s Taxi drivers have been issued with fixed penalties after an operation looking at safety this week.
Police were assisted by officers from the Special Constabulary and Roads Policing Officers (RPG).
Key partners also worked on the operation which included the City of York council and the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).
Operation Edge was set up to identify taxis that are operating outside of their licence and also look for vehicle faults.
Several vehicles were stopped, and a number were found to have defects. This included illegal tyres; defective brakes and one taxi was operating with a faulty suspension.
Police Officers issued several prohibition notices, fixed penalties and repair notices.
PC Dave Ellison from North Yorkshire Police said:
“I am grateful to all the taxi drivers who cooperated with the various checks and the partners for their involvement too.
“We were successful in identifying several unroadworthy taxi vehicles which could have caused a serious road traffic collision if they had continued to operate.
“By engaging with taxi drivers and acting where necessary, we were able to improve vehicle safety which is helping improve safety on the roads for everyone”.