Taxi drivers

East Lindsey taxi drivers could lose their licenses

The East Lindsey District Council Licensing Committee will review a list of four drivers who failed to track their subscription to an online DBS update service

The East Lindsey District Council Licensing Committee will review a list of four drivers who have not tracked their subscription to an online DBS update service, which has been a council requirement since September 2020.

Officers are recommending the suspension of licenses to fulfill the role of authority in ensuring taxi drivers and passengers are safe.

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The names of the drivers subject to the report were hidden behind exempt information.

If the vote passes, drivers will be able to get their license reinstated by providing the Licensing Team with a new Enhanced DBS Disclosure no older than 28 days and the other workforce (taxi and driver private) – Prohibited list for children and adults Check the criteria.

“The council has a duty to ensure that anyone to whom it grants a license to drive a cab or private hire vehicle is a fit and suitable person to hold a licence,” the report said. officer.

“When it comes to matters of public safety, the impact on the driver’s livelihood of the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license is normally not a relevant factor. However, the suspension or revocation of a license should not be taken lightly.

“The overriding objective of cab and private hire licenses is public safety and where there is a risk to public safety, action should be taken as soon as possible to minimize that risk”