PENDLE Council carried out on-the-spot safety checks on 23 taxis in Colne on Friday, November 25th.
They worked with the police and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency to ensure vehicles were roadworthy and had the correct signs, licence plates and road tax.
They also checked drivers were licensed and had their ID badges.
Five taxis had to be taken off the road due to minor faults, but all were fixed and back on the road the next day.
Coun. Pauline McCormick, chairman of the Taxi Licensing Committee, said: “The number of taxis failing the test was a major improvement compared with previous spot checks.
“I hope this continues into the New Year when we will continue to work with the police and VOSA carrying out random checks on vehicles.
“If you want to report a taxi you think may have defects, get in touch with our taxi licensing team who will look into it.
“You might also want to tell them about a good service you’ve had from a Pendle taxi firm.”
You can contact the taxi licensing team on 661638 or e-mail email@example.com.