North Yorkshire Police has worked with partner agencies on a special operation to ensure that taxis in the City of York are mechanically satisfactory and are legal to be on the road.
On Saturday night (25 March 2023) officers from the city centre policing team worked with the Special Constabulary and roads policing officers on “Operation Edge.” Key partners which included the City of York council and the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) also took part in the operation.
Officers patrolled the city centre in marked police vehicles looking for taxis that didn’t have passengers on board. The taxi was then requested to stop and follow the police vehicle to a specialist bay. Checks were then made by the police and partner agencies to ensure that the vehicle was legal to be on the road and mechanically safe.