Road Traffic Act, 1933

Duty of street service vehicle driver to hirer.

143.—(1) Whenever a street service vehicle is lawfully hired it shall be the duty of the driver of such vehicle while such hiring continues to do the following things, that is to say:—

(a) to drive such vehicle with such passengers and personal luggage and to such place as the hirer shall lawfully and reasonably direct; and

(b) while so driving to proceed at a reasonable speed and by such route as the hirer shall lawfully direct or where no such direction is given, by the most expeditious route; and

(c) to wait with such vehicle at such places and for such times as the hirer shall lawfully direct.

(2) If the driver of a street service vehicle which is lawfully hired does any act (whether of commission or omission) which is a contravention of his duty under this section he shall, save as is otherwise provided by this Act, be guilty of an offence under this section and shall on summary conviction thereof be liable to a fine not exceeding two pounds.