At present psv licensing provisions do not apply to vehicles used privately or for business provided no charge is made. However, if more than 15 passengers are carried, it must be on a goods vehicle "O" Licence. In order to operate public service vehicles the applicant and licence holder must be of good repute, be of appropriate financial standing and show professional competence. The licence is normally granted for a period of five years; the same initial criteria must be met when applying to increase the fleet size. It is permitted to hire a vehicle, within the terms of the licence, to replace one out of service. The licence is rendered invalid by a significant change in business or if the proprietor, his partners or co directors change. Individuals may qualify for the award of a licence by means of exemption experience or by examination. Exemption is gained by membership of the appropriate professional institution. Experience must have been as a manager or an operator of PSVS. Examinations of the objective testing type are conducted by the Royal Society of Arts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Barry Rose Law Periodicals Limited

    East Row, Little London
    Chichester, West Sussex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • LOWE, D
  • Publication Date: 1985-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 182-189
  • Serial:
    • Road Law
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Barry Rose Law Periodicals Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00456335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM