Taxi drivers in the Cannock Chase District were subjected to a taxi test purchase operation last month.
A small number of five taxis were tested over one evening in December last year. The purpose of a taxi test purchase operation is to ensure that licensed drivers in the District are not overcharging, refusing fares without reasonable cause and are using the meter appropriately.
Councillor Christine Martin, Portfolio Leader for Health and Wellbeing said “We are pleased to say that of the drivers tested, 80% passed the test. We hope that will give members of the public confidence in our taxi drivers in the District.
“Cannock Chase Council’s licensing team now intends to carry out these tests on a regular basis, starting in the coming months.”
If anyone in the District has a complaint about any licensed drivers or vehicles these can be made by contacting the Licensing Unit at Cannock Chase Council 01543 462621.