Taxi, limousine blitz by police catches suspended driver, safety violations and bylaw infractions
London Community News
A three-day taxi and limousine enforcement campaign by London Police Service resulted in 105 offence notices.
Dubbed Project Dashboard, which was launched on Nov. 14, was a cooperative effort between police, the city’s Taxi and Limousine By-Law Enforcement Unit and the Middlesex-London Health Unit.
The project’s goal was to conduct a city-wide enforcement campaign in response to a number of chronic community issues regarding the taxi and limousine industry. The enforcement included municipal and provincial statutes.
At the conclusion of the blitz, the following charges resulted:
• 105 offence notices;
• Of these, 28 were provincial charges related to the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act and Smoke Free Ontario Act;
• 77 of the 105 were charges related to the Taxi Licensing By-Law;
• Seven taxi licenses were suspended related to equipment and health and safety issues;
• And, one taxi was seized related to a suspended driver.
The Community Oriented Response Unit (CORU) will continue to monitor and enforce relevant statutes related to the taxi and limousine industry.
Any community complaints should be forwarded to the London Police Service CORU at 519-661-5983.