171 Assistance dogs in private hire vehicles: exemption certificates
171 Assistance dogs in private hire vehicles: exemption certificates
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     A licensing authority must issue a driver with a certificate exempting the driver from the offence under section 170(3) (an “exemption certificate”) if satisfied that it is appropriate to do so on medical grounds.

(2)     In deciding whether to issue an exemption certificate the authority must have regard, in particular, to the physical characteristics of the private hire vehicle which the person drives or those of any kind of private hire vehicle in relation to which the person requires the certificate.

(3)     An exemption certificate is valid—

(a)     in respect of a specified private hire vehicle or a specified kind of private hire vehicle;

(b)     for such period as is specified in the certificate.

(4)     A driver does not commit an offence under section 170(3) if—