Taxis are checked for safety

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MORE than 20 taxis in Stamford and Market Deeping were inspected as part of an action evening.

South Kesteven District Council organised the evening in partnership with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

Licensing officers found that 17 of the vehicles we mechanically safe and sound with three vehicles found to have faults including poor tyre condition and unsafe suspension.

Deputy leader of the council Paul Carpenter (Con) said: “It is vital that local people and visitors feel confident when they get in to a taxi or private hire vehicle in our community.

“This very successful night is a great example of agencies working together.”