Additional Rules of Operation for Hackneys and Limousines
In operation, hackneys and local area hackneys must:
- Agree the fare to be charged in advance (the fare is not calculated on a taximeter);
- Provide a written receipt containing specific information on payment of the fare;
- Be pre-booked (may not be hailed on the street or stand for hire at a taxi rank);
- From the time of receipt of the notification of the hire to its completion, carry a document in the vehicle showing the
details of the booking (name of hirer, starting point and destination, fare agreed);
- Not use bus lanes;
- Not display signs or advertisements except as prescribed by the National Transport Authority.
Wheelchair accessible hackneys
In addition to the rules of operation for hackneys, wheelchair accessible hackneys must:
- Have the required specialist equipment including boarding aids, wheelchair anchorages and suitable seatbelts;
- Accommodate at least one person seated in their wheelchair and at least three other passengers;
- Have the accessibility symbol displayed on the accessible passenger door;
- Give priority to bookings for people with disabilities.
The rules for hackneys apply also to limousines, with the exception of the requirement to carry a document showing details of the booking.