Licence cut after 45 years
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• One of a 74-year-old Swansea operator's three vehicles received an immediate prohibition at a recent inspection, another a delayed prohibition while the third was off the road at the time. Called before the South Wales LA Mr Ronald Jackson, last week, to show cause why his licence should not be curtailed or suspended, Mr Harold Morgan, of New Street. Godrergraig, Swansea, said he had been looking after the vehicles himself and his drivers were supposed to report faults to him. He kept maintenance records but they had fallen behind.
Now he had arranged for Villa Garage to do all his repairs and maintenance and keep records. He had been paying /100 a month for some considerable time for work done.
Mr Morgan admitted that when before the LA some time ago he had been warned about maintenance; he had also been fined for failing to supply a driver with a log book.
Appearing for the applicant, Mr Rosser John said that Mr Morgan after the previous appearance had not seemed to understand that his vehicles must go in for monthly inspection but he had now arranged that.
"I have a certain sympathy for Mr Morgan at his age", said the Licensing Authority, but in view of the fact that he has been in operation for 45 years he should have known better. It is quite certain the undertakings he gave before were not kept and little preventive maintenance was done on these vehicles.
"I shall curtail his licence by removing two vehicles from it. He may keep his best one."