One in four taxis banned in major inspection in Oslo and Romerike

TaxisPhoto: Aleksander Andersen / Scanpix

During a major inspection of the taxis in Oslo and Romerike on Wednesday night, faults were found in 34 out of 133 vehicles. Several were reported to the police.

“I think it’s very frightening that every fourth car was banned from use. It concerns the safety of the passengers,” senior inspector Ole-Martin Skjollby in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the Tax Administration, the counties of Oslo and Viken, and other authorities participated in the inspection on Wednesday night.

Several of the cars that were inspected were not registered as taxis. In ten cases, the taxi license was borrowed or rented out illegally (a taxi license is a permit from the authorities to drive a taxi).

Several people also did not have their driving license with them. In addition, many cars lacked visible license numbers and exterior markings.

The inspection also revealed deviations on 19 of the 110 taximeters that were checked.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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