Commentary

10 Public service vehicle operator’s licensing

CARRIERS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

10 Public service vehicle operator’s licensing

| Commentary

10 Public service vehicle operator’s licensing

A public service vehicle (‘PSV’)1 must not be used on a road for carrying passengers for hire or reward except under a PSV operator’s licence2, or under a permit granted under the Transport Act 19853.

The general scheme of PSV licensing is similar to that applicable to goods vehicles4. That is to say the system is qualitative rather than quantitative, with no restriction on the number of licences which may be held5. As most PSV operators operate for hire or reward, they are subject to the requirements of the EU Regulation on road transport operators6.

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