full list of Fixed fine /Demerit (penalty point) Offences



full list of Fixed fine /Demerit (penalty point) Offences

8 demerits = 3 month suspension, demerits remain on licence for 3 years

Offence 1: 1 demerit, doubled on conviction

A licence holder who fails to give information required to a licensing authority under licence regulations or gives information knowing it to be false or misleading commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class C fine.

Offence 2 : 2 demerits, doubled on conviction

A person who operates or rents a vehicle contrary to restrictions contained in licensing regulations commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine.

Offence 3 : 2 demerits, doubled on conviction

Failure to comply with:
For the purposes of the licensing authority assessing the physical or mental capacity of a person to hold a licence to drive a small public service vehicle, the applicant for or the holder of such a licence shall disclose to the licensing authority any illness or physical incapacity he or she may have that could affect the person’s ability to safely drive a small public service vehicle. The licensing authority may require further information (including medical assessment) from the applicant or holder in this regard.

Offence 4 : 1 demerit, doubled on conviction

A person who in an application for the grant of a licence gives information or documentation knowing it to be false or misleading commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class C fine.

Offence 5: 1 demerit, doubled on conviction

Failure to comply with subsection (3) below is an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class E fine

(subsection 3)
Where the holder of a licence—
(a) being an individual, changes the address of his or her primary place of residence
(b) being a company, changes the address of its registered office

Offence 6 : 1 demerit doubled on conviction for a miner breach, 2 demerits for a substantial breach, doubled on conviction

A person who fails to comply with or contravenes a regulation under this section commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) where the contravention is declared  to be a substantial breach, to a class A fine
(b) in the case of any other contravention, to a class C fine.

List:
1-Exceeding the maximum number of passengers permitted to be carried in the vehicle
2-Poor identification, including the internal or external signage, markings or colour of the vehicle
3-The display and use of identification,signs, symbols, lights, information or messages on or in the vehicle or the licence plate of the vehicle
4-Restricting or prohibiting the use of the vehicle as a small public service vehicle if it is not in a satisfactory condition having regard to standards regarding its condition
5- Breaching the regulation of the hiring of the vehicle (including the commencement of the hiring and the issue of receipts for fares and the recording of fares)
6 Failure to meet the the requirement to fit specified equipment in the vehicle, including taximeters and machines to issue receipts, to facilitate a hire
7-Improper operation of any equipment required to be fitted in the vehicle for the purpose of facilitating a hire, including the use of taximeters, machines for issuing receipts and other apparatus
8- Non display of information that is required to be displayed, and the manner of such display
9- Improper fitting or non-fitting of equipment in the vehicle and the operation of such equipment
10 – Improper identification of drivers, including badges or any other means that may be specified, and the display of such on the driver of, or in the vehicle, or both, of information relating to the licence to drive a small public service vehicle, in respect of the category being driven, held by the driver
11- Proper of the areas or locations where the drivers of small public service vehicles may carry on activities of operating small public service vehicles
12- Breach of the regulation of the period of time that a driver may drive the vehicle and requirements for intervals of rest between commencing driving the vehicle and having finished driving another vehicle in the course of other employment
13- Restricting or prohibiting driving the vehicle for hire or reward in specified circumstances
14- Vehicle being used to display inappropriate advertising, slogans or images
15- Carriage of dangerous goods or articles in the vehicle
16- Breach of the the regulation regarding the carriage of animals or goods in the vehicle
17 – Failure in the keeping of records in relation to the operation of the vehicle as a small public service vehicle
18- improper size of the vehicle, including the passenger-carrying and luggage-carrying capacity of the vehicle
19 – Incorrect type and age of a vehicle which may be used as a small public service vehicle
20 – Breach of the standards relating to any equipment carried in the vehicle
21 – incorrect seating and accommodation capacity of the vehicle
22 – Incorrect luggage capacity of the vehicle
23 – Improper access to and from the vehicle
24 – Improper tyre, wheel, seatbelt and window standards.
25 – Specified fittings on the vehicle (such as tinted windows and bull-bars)
26- General condition of the vehicle (including standards regarding its appearance and cleanliness
27- Standards to be complied with in relation to the entry to and accommodation in a small
public service vehicle for people with a disability, including wheelchair users or persons with mobility or sensory difficulties
28- notification to the Authority by the holder of a licence to drive a small public service vehicle of the identity as required in the regulations of any small public service vehicle to be driven by him or her
29 – Illegally dispatching
30- Breach of The standards to be complied with by persons who control the operation of small public service vehicle
31- Breach of the regulation of the operation, rental, possession or control of a small public service vehicle by a person who is not the holder of the licence issued in respect of the vehicle
32- Breach of the regulation of the standards to be complied with in relation to any permitted advertising in or on a small public service vehicle by the licence holder of the vehicle
33- Breach of the regulation of the standards of conduct, general behaviour, deportment and dress for drivers of small public service vehicles
34- Poor treatment of and conduct towards passengers or intending passengers
35- Non acceptance of a hire
36 – Incorrect determination of and adherence to the shortest route available between the commencement and completion of a hire
37 – Non compliance with the stated requirements of the person who has hired the vehicle, where such requirements are reasonable
38 – Failure to meet requirement regarding the recording of fares prior to the commencement of a hire
39 – Failure to offer receipts in respect of a fare
40 – failure to facilitate of the needs of any person with mobility, sensory or other difficulties in the provision and reception of a hire

Offence 7, 2 demerits, 5 on conviction

(a) A person shall not drive or use a mechanically propelled vehicle in a public place for the carriage of persons for reward unless the person holds a licence to drive a small public service vehicle that
authorises him or her to so drive or use the vehicle
(b) A person shall not ply or stand for hire with a mechanically propelled vehicle which he or she is driving or in charge of in a public place unless the person holds a licence to drive a small public service
vehicle that authorises him or her to so ply or stand for hire with the vehicle.
(c) A person shall not drive or use a mechanically propelled vehicle in a public place for the carriage of persons for reward unless to so drive or use the vehicle is authorised by a small public service vehicle licence.
(d) A person shall not ply or stand for hire with a mechanically propelled vehicle which he or she is driving or in charge of in a public place unless to so ply or stand for hire with the vehicle is authorised by a small public service vehicle licence

Offence 8, 1 demerit, doubled on conviction

(A) The driver of a small public service vehicle in respect of which a fare has been agreed in advance of the commencement of the hire, who charges or seeks to charge a fare that is greater than the agreed fare commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class C fine
(B) The driver of a taxi who is plying or engaged for hire or standing for hire at an appointed stand, whether or not the taxi is standing for hire at the head of the stand, shall not refuse to carry a person as a passenger in the taxi, save where refusal is allowed:

(a) to do so would exceed the number of persons permitted 25
to be carried in the taxi under the licence in respect of
that vehicle,
(b)  the person’s proposed journey is more than 30 kilometres
in distance (or such other distance as stands specified in
regulations made by the Authority) from the commence- 30
ment of the journey,
(c) there are adverse weather or road conditions or traffic
controls affecting the journey or route such as to render
the journey unsafe or impractical,
(d) luggage or other articles in the person’s possession to be 35
carried in the vehicle are in excess of the luggage carrying
capacity of, or could cause damage to, the taxi, or
(e) the passenger or intending passenger—
(i) appears or acts in an aggressive, intoxicated, drunk or
disorderly manner, or the driver has reason to 40
believe, will act as such, or
(ii) is dishevelled to such a degree that in the driver’s
opinion carriage of such person would affect the
sanitation or cleanliness of the taxi.

(C) – The driver of a taxi when hired for a journey, shall not complete the journey other than by taking the shortest available route, where practicable, unless otherwise requested by the passenger.

Offence 9 – 1 demerit, 3 on conviction

The driver of a taxi who charges or attempts to charge a fare
for a hire that is greater than the maximum fare that may be calculated in accordance with a maximum fares order commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class B fine

Offence 10, 1 demerit, 3 on conviction

a –  The driver of a taxi shall not stand for hire with the taxi otherthan at an appointed stand in an area in which it is licensed under to so stand.
b –  A person shall not stand or attempt to stand at an appointed stand with a taxi where the maximum number of taxis are standing or in contravention of any byelaw

Offence 11 – 1 demerit, 3 on conviction

The driver of a taxi, where an appointed stand is full, shall not stand with the taxi on part of the public road adjoining or in the proximity of the stand

Offence 12 – 2 demerit, 5 on conviction

A person shall not use or display on a vehicle or any sign or advertisement attached to the vehicle or shall not use any document or advertisement in respect of the provision of small public service the words “taxi” or “tacsaí” or any word which is a variant derivative or translation of or is analogous to those words, unless the vehicle is licensed as a taxi

Offence 13, 2 demerit, 5 on conviction

A person who fails to notify the licensing authority in accordance with this section or who provides information knowing it to be false or misleading commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine

Offence 14 – 1 demerit 2 on conviction

Breach of the regulation that following the endorsement, stand so endorsed and, if that number equals or exceeds 8, specifying that the person will be disqualified under section 34 for holding a licence for a period of 3 months beginning on the appropriate date and directing the person to submit the licence held by him or her to the licensing authority that granted the licence not later than 14 days from that date.

Offence 15 – 2 demerit 4 on conviction

Obstructs or impedes an authorised person exercising a function of an authorised person

(a) fails to comply with a requirement of an authorised person
(b) gives information to an authorised person which he or she knows to be false or misleading

Offence 16 – 2 demerit 4 on conviction

The holder of a small public service vehicle licence who fails to comply with the requirements of regulations and who allows a passenger to be carried for reward in his or her small public service vehicle in without adequate insurance commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine