Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1979.

Date13 July 1979
Statutory Instrument No.242/1979

S.I. No. 242 of 1979.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 1979.

The Minister for the Environment in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 5 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) and section 82 of that Act, as amended by section 57 of the Road Traffic Act, 1968 (No. 25 of 1968) hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1979.

(2) The Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1963 to 1978 and these Regulations shall be construed as one and the collective citation "The Road Traffic: (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1963 to 1979 " shall include these Regulations.

2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 13th day of July, 1979.

3. (1) The Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1975 ( S.I. No. 35 of 1975 ) are hereby revoked.

(2) The Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1976 ( S.I. No. 160 of 1976 ) are hereby revoked.

4. In these Regulations:—

"the Principal Regulations" means the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1963 ( S.I. No. 191 of 1963 );

"Galway Corporation" means the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Galway;

"Galway Taximeter Area" means the area lying within a circle having a radius of three miles with its centre at the pinnacle of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church at Lombard Street in the Borough of Galway.

5. (1) Article 3 (1) of the Principal Regulations is hereby amended by the substitution of the words " ' taximeter area ' includes the Dublin taximeter area, the Cork taximeter area and the Galway taximeter area" for the words "taximeter area' includes the Dublin taximeter area and the Cork taximeter area ".

(2) Column 2 of the table to article 5 of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Licensing) Regulations, 1978 ( S.I. No. 292 of 1978 ) is hereby amended by the substitution of the words " Galway taximeter area " for the words " The Borough of Galway ".

6. The following article shall be substituted for article 9 of the Principal Regulations:—

" 9. (1) A statement of the maximum fares for licensed public hire vehicles in a taximeter area shall be made available for purchase by the

( a ) Dublin Corporation for the Dublin taximeter area,

( b ) Cork Corporation for the Cork taximeter area, and

( c ) Galway Corporation for the Galway taximeter area.

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