An investigation’s revealed more than half of taxis working in Northampton are in a good enough condition to operate.
Northamptonshire Police, Northampton Borough Council and the DVSA carried out safety checks on both hackney and private hire vehicles last month.
Just 38 per cent passed their tests.
Five vehicles were immediately banned from being on the road because of tyre issues – and one driver was suspended for not having the proper license.
A spokesperson says they’ll continue clamping down hard – as people deserve to travel in taxis that are safe and legal.