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Compliance activities in April 2015

In April, Compliance Officers detected six individuals operating without valid SPSV licences; two in Cork and one each in Offaly, Clare, Wexford and Roscommon. Compliance officers recorded 1065 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. In April, 33 Fixed Payment Notices were issued, with the majority of these for drivers who were...

Acceptance of cheque payments

From 2 June 2015 the National Transport Authority will no longer accept payments by cheque for SPSV licensing or skills test appointments. This is being implemented as part of a wider strategy to migrate from paper payment processes to electronic alternatives. It also follows government directives for public sector bodies to phase out the acceptance...

MAXIMUM FARES ORDER 2015 IS IN FORCE

The new Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Maximum Fares) Order 2015 came into effect yesterday.  Taximeter Programming (Calibration) As we have received reports from industry members of difficulties being experienced in obtaining appointments with your meter installers, NTA will permit all vehicle licence holders a 21 day period, up to 21 May 2015, to complete the...

Taxi Sharing

As you know a taxi may not stand for hire at a bus stop.   Remember, however, that a taxi may be hailed by a person standing  at a bus stop (the principal hirer) and several parties may share it.  Only with the full consent of the principal hirer may a taxi driver invite or...

Compliance activities in March 2015

During March, five unlicensed operators were detected by compliance officers. Three detections were in Dublin and two in Tipperary. Compliance officers recorded 976 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. In March, 47 Fixed Payment Notices were issued, with the majority of these for drivers who were not associated to the vehicle...

30 April 2015 – New Maximum Fares

Get Programmed.  Get Sealed.  Don’t Get Penalised. Contact your meter installer now and schedule a booking to preprogramme/calibrate your taximeter for the new fares and structure.   Most meters can operate with dual programmes – the existing fare structure up to 29 April and the new maximum fare structure automatically from 30 April.   When...

Compliance activities in February 2015

During February, 4 unlicensed operators were detected by compliance officers. Two detections were in Cork, one in Limerick and one in Dublin. Compliance officers recorded 1080 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. As well as the detections of unlicensed operators, 68 Fixed Payment Notices were issued to drivers, with the majority...

SPSV Industry Update Issue 28

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Compliance Activities in January 2015

During January, 5 unlicensed operators were detected in Dublin. Compliance officers recorded 1451 formal checks of small public service vehicles during the month. As well as the detections of unlicensed operators, 101 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued to drivers, with the majority of these penalties issued for standing illegally for hire or to drivers who...