Multi-agency road safety event at Stansted Airport sees 250 vehicles stopped

UTTLESFORD District Council’s Enforcement Team is busy following up issues after a recent joint event aimed at making the district’s roads a safer place.

Various agencies including the police, HMRC, VOSA, the Department for Work and Pensions and Uttlesford and Braintree councils stopped about 250 vehicles at Stansted Airport to check up on a number of potential motoring offences.

The district council’s role was to check private hire vehicles registered in this district and others. Enforcement officers checked about 30 taxis registered in Uttlesford and more than two dozen from other local authority areas.

A council spokesman said: “Staff were checking vehicles for defects such as bald tyres, non-working seatbelts and mechanical faults and whether ID badges and signs were properly displayed.

“Plenty of advice was offered to drivers on the day and issues which could not be resolved are now being followed up.

“We have also passed information to other local authorities where appropriate.

“The council regularly participates in these operations and they are a good way of helping ensure that the roads are being kept safe for everyone who uses them.”