Road Transport Act, 1986

Death or incapacity of holder of carrier's licence.

11.—(1) Where—

(a) the holder of a carrier's licence dies or becomes physically or legally incapable of carrying on or managing the business to which the licence relates,

(b) the Minister is duly notified in writing of the death or incapacity,

(c) the holder has, or is survived by, a relative, and

(d) the Minister is satisfied that the relative has, prior to the death or incapacity of the holder, had not less than three years' experience in the day to day conduct of the business to which the licence relates, and complies with the requirement as to good repute referred to or specified in regulations made under the European Communities Act, 1972 ,

the Minister may, notwithstanding anything in the Principal Act (as amended), on an application (in such form as he may direct either generally or in each case) being made in that behalf grant to the relative of the holder a carrier's licence subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licence and thereupon the licence held by the holder who has died or become incapacitated shall stand cancelled.

(2) For the purposes of this section each of the following persons shall be the relative of a licensee, namely, the husband of such licensee, the wife of such licensee, any person related by blood to such licensee in the first, second, or third degree, the husband of any person so related, and the wife of any person so related.

(3) A licence granted under subsection (1) of this section to a relative of a holder of a carrier's licence shall expire three years after the date on which it is granted or on such earlier date as from which it is duly revoked or otherwise terminated.