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City Sprinter bus service operated without insurance for two months

City Sprinter bus service operated without insurance for two months

City Sprinter bus service operated without insurance for two months A probe by the office of the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has found a Glasgow bus company had been operating for two months without insurance.

The Herald Scotland has reported City Sprinter, a bus service in Glasgow that ferried hundreds of passengers every day across the city, was knowingly operating without insurance cover between May 15, 2015 and July 01, 2015.

Days after this period City Sprinter also suspended its service without warning, leaving commuters stranded. 

Two former directors from City Sprinter have been banned from holding an operator’s licence for a year and fined almost £5,000. The firm is also prevented from obtaining a license for two years as part of the ruling by deputy traffic commissioner Richard McFarlane.

The ruling revealed the company had been in a poor financial state for years before its insurance lapsed.

“In a written decision, Mr McFarlane said the operator was not professionally competent and was not of appropriate financial standing,” said a spokesperson for the Traffic Commissioner.

“The regulator added that he could not trust director John Healy or former director Ian Cunningham to comply with the undertakings of an operator's licence.”


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