During September a total of 2 unlicensed operators were detected in different areas of the country. These comprised:
- 1 unlicensed operator detected in Dublin;
- 1 unlicensed operator detected in Clare.
Compliance officers recorded 2615 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. As well as the detections of unlicensed operators, 154 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued to drivers, with the majority of these penalties issued for standing illegally for hire or to drivers who were not associated to the vehicle that they were driving.
A total of 100 complaints were received during September 2014. The majority of these complaints related to driver conduct.
In September, 15 individuals were prosecuted at district courts in Dublin, Kerry, Donegal, Tipperary and Cork. 11 of these individuals were prosecuted for operating without valid SPSV licences. The remainder were prosecuted for failing to pay Fixed Payment Notices.