NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 5th, 2014.
A Wrexham Private Hire driver was recently fined at Wrexham magistrates Court for not wearing his Private Hire Identification badge while on duty.
Mr Raymond Miller of High Street, Coedpoeth was ordered to pay fines and costs totaling £155.
The law governing Private Hire and Taxis states that drivers must carry their identification on their person at all times when using the vehicle
Mr Miller was approached by a Licensing Enforcement Officer undertaking routine vehicle inspection at St Christophers School. He was asked to present his badge to the officer but could not do so, stating that he had left it in another car.
Andy Lewis, Head of Housing, Public Protection and Environment said: “The law requires Private Hire and taxi drivers to wear their identification badges at all times when in charge of their vehicle, this is so that members of the public can be assured that their driver is appropriately licensed and has undertaken the necessary vetting.”