The unnamed one of the two drivers who had their permits revoked by councillors at a closed meeting of Sandwell’s Council’s licensing sub-committee. They had appeared before a private session, which was held to decide if they should be allowed to keep their licences after breaking traffic laws.
The decisions were revealed after the few minutes of the committee’s meeting held on September 2 where one, only identified as Mr M I, admitted he had mounted the pavement and partially parked on double yellow lines outside the primary school when parents and children were arriving.
In a written witness statement, the mother said the vehicle almost drove into her and her child leaving her shocked and fearful. She added she had felt intimidated by Mr M I’s driving and his attitude when she challenged him.
Explaining his actions to the committee, Mr M I said on the request of a passenger he had to park near to the school gates and wait for them to return and he had only mounted the pavement because it was a narrow road.
The committee said the behaviour is unacceptable for a professional driver and a disregard for public safety, therefore, he was not fit and proper to hold one.