The operation carried out by the Cardiff City Centre neighboring police team, aimed to check taxi safety, has come to an end today.
Together with the local authority licensing officers, the police has stopped taxis of the city centre and checked their safety and road worthiness.
An equal operation was launched last October. The results were 37 taxis stopped and seven drivers issues with a pre stop notice. This means the driver need to adjust his vehicle, improve its condition or repair it. Seven additional drivers were issued with the fixed penalty notice for road traffic offences in North Road.
Sergeant Karen McNeil has been leading the operation. She said:
“This type of operation is all about ensuring the road worthiness of taxis and public safety during the festive period of increased demand. It delivers a strong message to drivers that they have a duty to check the condition of their vehicles.”
Public were also informed on how to identify legitimate taxis. Officers handed out taxi safety cards.