FOI request detail

Taxi offences

Request ID: FOI-3327-1819
Date published: 02 April 2019

You asked

Hi, Broken down by the smallest possible area, I want to know what the three most common offences are for taxis from the beginning to 2015 to the most recent possible data. Thanks

We answered

Our ref: FOI-3327-1819

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 6 March 2019 asking for information about taxi offences.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

The system we use to record offences does not contain a field to record location by postcode, area district or borough. We can however provide the total number of offences reported carried out per year for London as a whole.

The three most commonly reported offences during the requested period were:

MOT Certificate

Not with taxi (on rank)

Construction & Use / Conditions of Fitness Compliance

For ease of reference, we have provided a brief explanation of the terms below.

MOT Certificate –

  • Vehicle is deemed unfit for not having a second MOT six months from the grant of licence



    Not with taxi (on rank)


  • Driver is reported for leaving their taxi unattended on a working rank



    Construction & Use / Conditions of Fitness Compliance


  • This Vehicle unfit category (S14.1 of the inspection manual) covers mechanical defects, outstanding safety recalls and items related to the condition of fitness.

A copy of the inspection manual can be found here.

If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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