During August a total of 8 unlicensed operators were detected in different areas of the country. These comprised:
• 7 unlicensed operators detected in Dublin;
• 1 unlicensed operator detected in Clare.
The were no court sittings during the month of August. In September, there are 18 cases due for trial, for a variety of offences.
In total during the month of August, 2,473 checks of small public service vehicles were undertaken by compliance officers. As well as the detections of unlicensed operators, 144 Fixed Penalty Notices have been 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.
In August, the Authority received 78 consumer complaints. The majority of these complaints were regarding driver conduct or allegations of ‘overcharging’.