Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 193/1997
Year1997

S.I. No. 193 of 1997.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 1997.

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, 1997.

(2) These Regulations and the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations 1963 to 1995 shall be construed as one and may be cited together as the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations 1963 to 1997.

2. In these Regulations, save where the context otherwise requires:

"the Regulations of 1995" means the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1995 ( S.I. No. 136 of 1995 ).

3. Sub-article (4) of article 3 and the Second Schedule to the Regulations of 1995 shall not apply to vehicles to which articles 4 or 5 of these Regulations apply.

4. (1) This article shall apply to vehicles in respect of which wheelchair accessible taxi licences are granted for the first time following the commencement of these Regulations.

(2) A reference to a wheelchair accessible taxi in respect of which this article applies shall be construed as a reference to a vehicle which complies with the requirements set out in the First Schedule to these Regulations and in respect of which a wheelchair accessible taxi licence has been granted.

5. Where a wheelchair accessible taxi licence has been granted or has been deemed to have been granted under the Regulations of 1995, article 4 of these Regulations shall apply to any application made by the person who holds such licence under article 17 of the Regulations of 1995 with effect from the 30th day of June 2000.

6. The Fifth Schedule to the Regulations of 1995 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following for criterion (1)—

"(1) Holder of a hackney licence granted or deemed to be granted by the licensing authority which has declared an area to be a taximeter area where the address of the holder of the licence is situated in the said taximeter area or where the licensing authority is satisfied that the holder of the licence provided a hackney service in the taximeter area.

30 points for each full year licence held.

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7. The Sixth Schedule to the Regulations of 1995 is hereby...

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