Private Hire drivers guilty of picking up illegal fares in Milton Keynes » National Taxi Association https://t.co/qa4Z56mDch

Private Hire drivers guilty of picking up illegal fares in Milton Keynes » National Taxi Association https://t.co/qa4Z56mDch

Two private hire drivers have been convicted at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court of picking up passengers illegally – known as ‘blagging’ – in the town. Bi Trazie Alain Fegone, of Nelson Way, Rugby, attended court and pleaded guilty to plying for hire and driving without valid motor insurance. Javen Hussain, of Grantham Road, Luton, did not attend court, but was found guilty in absence of plying for hire and driving without valid motor insurance. The prosecutions were brought as a result of a joint enforcement operation carried out by Milton Keynes Council’s Taxi Enforcement team and Thames Valley Police. Private hire vehicles can only pick up passengers by prior appointment only – if a driver stops to pick up passengers on the street without pre-booking, it invalidates their car insurance. Fegone was fined £40 for plying for hire and £120 for invalid motor insurance. He wa...

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