Stratford taxi driver banned for failing to report convictions - The Stratford Observer

Stratford taxi driver banned for failing to report convictions

Stratford Editorial 25th Sep, 2023   0

A TAXI driver has been suspended for a fortnight for failing to report driving convictions on his driver renewal application form.

The driver, licensed by Stratford District Council, failed to inform the licensing authority of these convictions and did not disclose them as required on two subsequent renewal applications submitted by him.

The convictions had occurred when the driver was not on duty as a taxi driver and although he had not been disqualified by the court, a total of 12 points had accrued on his licence.

SDC’s policy and conditions for hackney carriage and private hire drivers states: “The proprietor of a licensed vehicle should notify the council in writing of any conviction or caution recorded against him or of any penalty points incurred within seven days of such a conviction being imposed.’”




The driver apologised and said he did not realise he had to notify SDC about the penalty points.

The driver was also issued with a formal written warning as to his future conduct.


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