The number of offenses in taxi transport for special target groups has increased this year compared to previous years. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) has come to this conclusion on the basis of inspections over the past three months. The focus was on safety.

Spread over thirteen days in April, May and June, the inspection service checked a total of 193 wheelchair buses and 22 buses for student transport. Thirty violations were discovered. The seat belt was not or not properly used and there was loose load in the taxi vans.

In eight vehicles the seat belt was not or not properly fastened. The drivers of the vans in question have been warned. Most of the violations (22 times) involved luggage, empty scooters, wheelchairs, rollators and unused securing material that was loose in the vehicles. Eighteen drivers received a warning for this and four received an official report.

Be careful The target group transport can be safer, is the conclusion of the ILT based on the audit findings. The Inspectorate calls on drivers to be careful to prevent accidents.

Due to the corona pandemic, the ILT checked less intensively on target group transport during that period due to the vulnerability of the passengers who use it. to make of. Nevertheless, as a result of the checks in recent months, the Inspectorate has seen an increase in violations compared to previous years.

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