DfT goes OTT over RVAR

The UK Disability Discrimination Act 2005 - Rail Services introduced a number of changes to the existing Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995, which introduced the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (RVAR) of 1998. In July 2006, the Department for Transport published the consultation paper on the draft regulations needed to make the amendments to the RVAR 1998. The DDA 1995 made it a criminal offence for an operator to use a rail vehicle of a design, which entered service after November 1998 to provide fare paying passenger services if ,it didn't comply with . DDA 2005 includes provisions allowing the Government to decriminalise non-compliance. Under the DDA 2005, the Secretary of State can fine a transgressing operator, with a maximum penalty of 10% of turnover. Various scenarios are used to illustrate the penalty regime. (A)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23-25
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 697
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01043706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:11AM