A council has issued a reminder to people to not use unlicensed taxis or flag down private hire vehicles.
The Lancashire Telegraph reports that Ribble Valley Borough Council issued the advice following a joint operation with the police and the DVSA where spot checks were carried out against taxis.
Six vehicles were inspected in Clitheroe on Thursday 16 November, and all were found to be of the standard required, with no prohibition notices being issued.
The council’s taxi enforcement officer, Carl Rung, said: “Maintaining a high standard of vehicles is something we take seriously, and we carry out regular checks to ensure taxis and their drivers are meeting licensing requirements.
“This was a joint operation, where vehicles were subject to a rigorous inspection to ensure they were compliant with licence conditions.
"It is reassuring for the public that, in this instance, all vehicles checked were found to be fully compliant.”