An Uber driver was found guilty of unlawfully plying for hire in a joint operation by the city council licensing team and Essex police who have set out a strict plan on unlawful ply for hire in Basildon.
The hearing of the case occurred at Basildon Magistrates court in which the 49 years old driver Philip Ogunoye was ordered to pay a hefty fine of £700. The actual amount of punishment was £462 which became over £700 after including victim surcharge of £46 and costs of £200. The Uber driver was also given six penalty points on his driving licence.
The city council and police officers are expected to operate regularly in Basildon to eliminate illegal plying because it invalidates the insurance of the vehicle. It is to remind that the hackney carriage cars are only permitted to ply for hire in Basildon.