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Six taxi’s suspended during a police led traffic action day in Bradford West

Taxi pulled over and inspected during the police led traffic day of action in Bradford West

Six taxi drivers were suspended for non-compliance during a traffic day of action in the Sandy Lane Village and Allerton Road areas of Bradford West.

The operation was led by Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Sergeant Paul Riley who manages the ward said, “The operation was in direct response to concerns raised by our community. I would like to thank the partners that assisted us”

Other than standard Police checks, 33 vehicles had their uel tanks randomly dipped for illegal diesel.

5 vehicles were seized by the DVSA as being unfit for use on the road.

A further 7 vehicles were served with delay notices and another 2 given on the spot fines.

Multiple taxis were stopped and spoken with by Bradford Council’s Taxi Licensing, who suspended 6 drivers from operating due to non-compliance.

Cllr Duffy (Thornton & Allerton) said “It was great to see first-hand the police and partners in action and working to keep our community safe. Talking to residents on the day they said that they appreciated the hard work of police and partners and welcomed the visibility of the operation and their work to keep our roads safe which we as Ward Cllr’s echo”.