Rogue limo operator “on hold” for Novelty Limos
A midlands-based novelty limo operator has been condemned for several breaches of safety regulations by a government-appointed commissioner. Oddball Limos Ltd and Redhot Rescue Ltd, both based near Bilston near Wolverhampton, were recently the subject of an 11 page report detailing the many illegal activities undertaken by the rogue firm.
Both companies operate a fleet of ‘novelty’ limousines which provide an unusual experience. Examples of their fleet include a converted fire engine, ambulance and a “Mad Cow” coach which allows passengers full use of a large dance floor whilst on the move.
Darryl Williams, owner of both firms, is accused of avoiding vehicle tax by maintaining the emergency vehicle registration of some of his vehicles, exceeding passenger limits, operating vehicles without appropriate MOTs or licenses and operating a vehicle with a severely malfunctioning brake.
The report was conducted as a result to an application to renew the service licenses for the companies, the application has since been turned down, and Mr Williams has been quoted as saying “Things are on hold at the minute but we are looking to make improvements”.
As a result of the report, the traffic commissioner is calling for a hearing which would result in the forced disqualificaiton of Mr Williams’ other licenses which would inevitable lead to the collaspe of the firms.