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Taxi Used As P.S.V.

29th November 1957
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Keywords : Magistrate, Law / Crime

ECAUSE passengers were charged separate fares, a taxi was used as a public service vehicle, Halifax magistrates ruled last week. Ernest McGibbon, taxi proprietor, Warley Town, Halifax, was lined £2 10s. for using the vehicle as a public service vehicle, and a similar sum for employing it as an express carriage without a road service licence. He was also ordered to pay £1 2s. 6d. costs.

The prosecution said that he carried six passengers to Elland, and at the end of the journey charged each of them 3s. McGibbon pleaded not guilty, and said that he told the passengers at the end of the journey that the fare was 18s. There was some delay in their paying him and he told them: "It works out at 3s, each."


WHEN the Northern General Transport Co., Ltd.. were summoned, last week, for using a vehicle which emitted excessive clouds of smoke, it was stated that the company were intensely proud of their maintenance system. Mr, I. L. R. Croft, defending, told Jarrow (Co. Durham) magistrates that 49 people were engaged at their South Shields depot, maintaining 100 buses.

Mr. Herbert Jackson, chief engineer at South Shields, said a minute particle of dust blocking a fuel injector had been responsible for the smoke.

The case was dismissed, B.R.S. £30,000 THEFT: MAN MUST GO TO COURT

A WARRANT was issued last week Pl. for the arrest of Harry Nicholas Croxson, Rainham, who is accused with another man of stealing a British Road Services lorry and its load, valued at £30,000, last April. Both are also accused of conspiring with others fb steal the vehicle.

Aldershot magistrates issued the warrant after Croxson had twice failed to appear, claiming that he was ill. The case will he heard next Thursday.

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