Revellers urged to check their cab
With the Christmas party season in full swing, residents are being warned to stay safe and check their taxi is safe and legal.
Customers are being urged to look out for the Council's licence plate on the back of vehicles and check the driver's identity badge before getting into them.
Cllr Norman MacRae MBE, Cabinet Member for Licensing, said: “We need to get the message across that people should not risk their lives by using unlicensed vehicles because they may appear to be cheaper.
“Drivers of these vehicles have not been through the police check and regular medicals demanded by the Council’s licensing rules. The vehicles are not insured to carry passengers and have not undergone the required stringent mechanical checks.”
Under the licensing regulations vehicles have to go through an MoT test every six months if they are more than five years old.
For more information see: www.westoxon.gov.uk/taxi
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