An ABC investigation has obtained damning evidence suggesting some taxis on Sydney's roads are putting lives at risk because they are falsely being deemed roadworthy.Following driver complaints, the ABC arranged for a qualified mechanic to inspect random taxis from different operators. Looking at key safety aspects, including brakes, suspension, tyres and general roadworthiness, a litany of safety breaches have been found. In between official checks, operators are expected to keep cabs in roadworthy condition. But with rising numbers on the road and soaring costs, there are concerns corners are being cut.The Minister for Transport declined an interview. Roads and Maritime Services instead issued a statement saying it does conduct random spot checks.
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