Taxi drivers under fire for poor state of vehicles » National Taxi Association

Taxi drivers in North-East Fife have been condemned for putting passengers at risk. Nineteen taxis were pulled off the road after serious defects were found during annual inspection tests by Fife Council officers. One car, which had a mileage of over 182,000, had a speedometer which was clearly not working. Another had a broken exhaust system and a kinked brake pipe, while a third was found to have a catalogue of defects including a flat spare wheel, a torn wiper blade, a broken bolt on the sub frame, a broken coil spring and problems with the brake pedal. The operators now face being pulled in front of shocked councillors who have warned they could have their licences suspended. An astonishing 11% of the 172 taxis tested failed, although most passed a retest. The result is slightly better than last year when 13.5% of taxis failed. This is in direct contrast to the results...

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