Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1986

JurisdictionIreland
Year1986
CitationIR SI 300/1986

S.I. No. 300 of 1986.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 1986.

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, 1986.

(2) The Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1963 to 1983 and these Regulations shall be construed as one and may be cited together as the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1963 to 1986.

2. In these Regulations:——

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

3. There shall be substituted for article 53 of the Principal Regulations the following article:—

"53. (1) The driver of a vehicle used as a public hire vehicle fitted with a taximeter shall not, while such vehicle is standing for hire or plying for hire in a taximeter area, cause the taximeter in the vehicle to commence operating.

(2) The driver of a vehicle used as a public hire vehicle fitted with a taximeter shall not charge or demand for services rendered by him in a taximeter area—

( a ) a greater sum than the maximum fare fixed for such services, or

( b ) a greater sum than the fare shown by the taximeter, save where the maximum fare fixed for such services exceeds the amount that can be shown on the taximeter.

(3) The driver of a vehicle used as a public hire vehicle fitted with a taximeter shall operate the taximeter within a taximeter area so long as the vehicle is on hire."

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for the Environment this 2nd

day of September, 1986.

JOHN BOLAND,

Minister for the Environment.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

These Regulations re-state article 53 of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1963, with an amendment to sub-article (1) making it an offence for the driver of a taxi to activate the taximeter while the vehicle is standing or plying...

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