City Sprinter operated uninsured vehicles on Glasgow streets

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Glasgow-based operator City Sprinter operated its fleet of vehicles without insurance for two months last year, the Scottish Herald reported.

In an investigation from the office of the Traffic Commissioner (TC) for Scotland, it was discovered that the company was ‘knowingly’ running without insurance cover between May 15 and July 1, 2015.

Two former directors of the company have now been banned from holding O-licences for a year, and have been fined almost £5,000. City Sprinters will also be prevented from obtaining a licence for two years, as part of the ruling by Deputy TC, Richard McFarlane.

The company’s lease for a garage it used was terminated four months prior to it withdrawing its 38 service in July last year, adding to the TC’s concerns about the ‘lawful operation’ of the fleet.

The public inquiry in which the failure to pay insurance premiums emerged was originally held on November 18 last year in order to address TC concerns on ‘appropriate financial standing’ criteria not being met.