Cambridgeshire Police recently conducted a successful crackdown on illegal driving in the Millfield area of Peterborough, resulting in the seizure of two taxis and the suspension of several driver’s licenses. Over 40 taxis were stopped and checked during the operation, with various warnings issued as a result.
One of the seized vehicles was found to be uninsured, while the other was deemed to be in a dangerous condition. In addition, it was discovered that one driver had fraudulently created their own license. Several other breaches of licenses were also reported, including vehicles with excessively worn tires.
The operation involved the collaboration between Cambridgeshire Police, licensing officers from Peterborough City Council, and examiners from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. By working together, they were able to identify and address multiple instances of illegal driving and ensure public safety.
PC Nick Southern, a casualty reduction officer, emphasized that the majority of taxi drivers are professionals who prioritize vehicle safety and public well-being. He highlighted the importance of pre-booking for private hires, as it provides financial coverage for the public in the event of a collision.
While the crackdown revealed instances of illegal driving, it is worth noting that the majority of drivers complied with the law. Cambridgeshire Police remains committed to enforcing traffic regulations and taking swift action against those who put public safety at risk.
Q: What was the outcome of Cambridgeshire Police’s crackdown on illegal driving in Peterborough?
A: Two taxis were seized, several driver’s licenses were suspended, and more than 40 taxis were stopped and checked.
Q: What were the reasons for seizures and license suspensions?
A: One vehicle was uninsured, while the other was in a dangerous condition. Additionally, one driver had fraudulently created their own license.
Q: Were there any other breaches of licenses reported during the operation?
A: Yes, several vehicles were reported for having tires that were too worn.
Q: Who participated in the operation?
A: Cambridgeshire Police, licensing officers from Peterborough City Council, and examiners from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency collaborated for the operation.
Q: How does pre-booking for private hire help ensure public safety?
A: Pre-booking provides financial coverage for the public in case of a collision, thereby safeguarding their interests.
Source: [BBC East of England](https://www.bbc.co.uk)