Road Traffic Act, 1933


Regulation and Control of Public Service Vehicles.

Public service vehicle licences.

84.—(1) The Commissioner may, subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, grant to the owner of a public service vehicle a licence (in this Part of this Act referred to as a public service vehicle licence) in respect of such vehicle.

(2) Where the owner of a public service vehicle is an infant or of unsound mind or under any other disability, the public service vehicle licence in respect of such vehicle may be granted to the guardian or committee of or to a trustee for such owner.

(3) Every public service vehicle licence shall—

(a) be in the prescribed form, and

(b) be identified by a separate serial number, and

(c) contain a statement of the number of passengers for which passenger accommodation is available in the vehicle to which it relates, and

(d) be expressed to license such vehicle to be used for the carriage of passengers for reward, but may, in the case of a small public service vehicle be limited to use as a private hire vehicle.

(4) In this Part of this Act the word “licensed” when used in relation to a public service vehicle means licensed by a licence granted under this section in respect of such public service vehicle and the word “licensee” when used in relation to a public service vehicle licence means the holder for the time being of such licence and includes the personal representative or the liquidator (as the case may require) of such holder and also includes, in the case of any such licence which has ceased to be in force, the person who was the holder of such licence immediately before such cesser.