Taxi spot check
Four taxi drivers were given prohibition notices after
their vehicles were found with defects.
The cabbies were stopped as part of an enforcement operation in
The borough council's licensing team, Kent Police and the
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) carried out the spot
checks on Friday, March 1.
They checked 25 taxis during the evening.
The four who received notices will not be allowed not operate
until the defects have been rectified.
Cabinet member for licensing, Cllr Paul Barrington-King, said:
‘The safety of residents and visitors using taxis in the borough is
"This vehicle check was one of an on-going series that we are
carrying out to ensure that vehicles licensed by Tunbridge Wells
Borough Council meet the standards required."
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