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London’s illegal limousines targeted in crackdown

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:51 AM

A crackdown on unsafe limousines and novelty vehicles in London has resulted in more than 70 penalties being given to rouge operators and drivers.

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Operation Kansas, a joint initiative between Transport for London, Vehicle and Operators Services Agency (VOSA) and police, launched at the beginning of March.

There is concern that illegal luxury or novelty cars have increasingly become part of the capital’s nightlife.

Offences dealt with during the operation included hiring out vehicles without a licence, operating non-roadworthy vehicles and overloading.

Four limousines were confiscated and impounded.

Transport commissioner Peter Hendy said: “These vehicles present danger to anyone who uses them, and we are determined to deal with anyone who puts Londoners safety at risk. In many case they are unsafe and uninsured.”

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