'Further lapse' warning for Exeter haulier
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COMMENTING THAT if there were any further lapse in the proper and regular maintenance of any of the specified vehicles held on operator's licence by Mr A. J. Harris of Exeter, it would be more severely dealt with, the Western deputy Licensing Authority Mr Arthur Caffyn, curtailed the licence by five vehicles including one specified for a period of 14 days.
Mr Harris had been called to public inquiry in Plymouth last week under Section 69 of the Transport Act 1968 following the issuing of three prohibition notices, two immediate, against two of his vehicles. In evidence, the vehicle examiner for the Department of Environment gave details of the reasons for issue of GV9s which were confined mainly to faulty brakes and excessive tyre wear and said his main concern was that the vehicles were on the road in a dangerous condition.
Mr Harris said that one of the vehicles was regularly on site work, but after the deputy LA had pointed out that the vehicle nevertheless had to travel on the public highway to,get to and from sites, admitted that he had not been as careful as he should have been in ensuring that the vehicle was properly maintained.