Taxis targeted in Abbotsford: One-quarter need repairs

An inspection of 52 taxis last week in Abbotsford found that a quarter of them required repairs before they could be returned to service.

An inspection officer examines a taxi.

An inspection officer examines a taxi.

An inspection of 52 taxis last week in Abbotsford found that a quarter of them required repairs before they could be returned to service.

The inspection was carried out by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) in partnership with the Abbotsford Police.

Jeff Knight with the transportation ministry said the checks are done to ensure that passengers are safe and that owners are doing proper maintenance on their vehicles in between inspections.

The repairs required by the 13 local taxis were related to suspension (four), tires (three), structural issues (three), steering (one), brakes (one) and an exhaust leak (one).

Knight said these issues are typical of high-use vehicles.

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