Pembrokeshire County Council licensing officers were out with officers from the LA’s Integrated Transport Unit again this month checking vehicle safety.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Enforcement officers joined the joint operation to spot check licensed taxis and buses after dropping off learners at Pembrokeshire College.

The checks resulted in five vehicles licences being suspended for not meeting licence standards.

All larger passenger carrying vehicles including buses and coaches, all passed the inspections carried out by the DVSA with no reported faults.

This follows a similar operation in late January at Portfield School in Pembrokeshire where Dyfed-Powys Police also assisted in school transport checks.

On that morning 26 vehicles were checked, four of which were suspended for licence breaches.

When a vehicle is suspended, all faults must be rectified before suspension is lifted, and in many cases, this is done on the same day, ensuring there is no disruption to the learners.

If a passenger attendant is found to be travelling without the necessary badge sanctions will be taken against the individual companies concerned.

If you have any concerns or complaints about school taxi transport in Pembrokeshire, then please contact: [email protected]