Compliance Officers recorded a total of 7,075 checks of small public service vehicles during the month. As part of the day to day checks and also pre-arranged operations, six individuals were detected operating without valid SPSV licences; five in the Dublin area and one in Galway. A total of 67 Fixed Payment Notices were issued to licence holders during the month.
A total of 59 complaints were received during December. The greatest number of these complaints (49%) related to the behaviour of drivers.
Prosecutions in January 2016
Ten cases were heard before District Courts around the country during January. Of these cases, four were successful and six were adjourned to be heard at a later date.