DEFECTIVE tyres and failure to keep general maintenance were some of the offences detected by police officers during a taxi enforcement operation in Rhyl and Prestatyn.
Officers from the North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit, VOSA and Denbighshire Council took part in a day of action aimed at improving road safety.
A number of vehicles were stopped and police issued three immediate prohibitions for tyre offences and three delayed prohibitions for number plate, wipers and washers offences.
Denbighshire Council issued five delayed prohibitions for bylaw offences, which included vehicle general maintenance offences.
Sergeant Tony Gatley from the Roads Policing Unit said: “This operation is yet another good example of how we work closely with our partners with the overall aim of improving road safety.
“However, we have done these operations in the past and it is disappointing that some taxi drivers do not make the effort to comply with legislation that directly impacts on public safety.
“We will return to continue to enforce the law, with our sole aim being to achieve 100 per cent compliance.”