Middlesbrough minicab firm owners facing £13,000 bill for operating vehicles without insurance »
Euro Cars owners appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court after they allowed uninsured under 25-year-olds to drive vehicles The owners of a Middlesbrough private-hire firm have been landed with a court bill of more than £13,000 for operating vehicles without insurance. The owners of Euro Cars – based in Marsh Road – were fined for causing or permitting the use of their vehicles without valid insurance. Appearing at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday Zaber Elahi and Zubair Elahi, owners of the private hire operator, were fined £2,400 and £1,200 respectively. The court heard how, despite a restriction on their insurance policy which did not authorise them to be driven by anyone under 25, council officers found the pair had, on a number of occasions, given permission for drivers under 25 to carry out private hire work which involved transporting members of the public. The r...