Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Suspended: Cabbie Caught Speeding 3 Times in a MONTH

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Suspended: Cabbie Caught Speeding 3 Times in a MONTH

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A TAXI driver who was caught speeding three times in one month has been suspended.

Bolton council licensing chiefs made the decision to bar him from working as a private hire driver for 14 weeks after hearing evidence at a traffic sub-committee hearing.

The three offences, which were all committed in March, led to the panel ruling that he was 'not a fit and proper person to hold such a licence at this time'.

Minutes from the behind-closed-doors meeting state: "The sub-committee was extremely concerned that the three offences had occurred during the same month, with one occurring two days after the other.

"They felt that the driver has developed a dangerous pattern of bad driving habits and is not taking his licence seriously. …

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