Taxi Regulation Act 2003

Prohibition on providing taxi or hackney, etc., service without licence.

43.—(1) A person shall not drive or use a mechanically propelled vehicle in a public place (within the meaning of the Act of 1961) for the carriage of persons for reward unless the person holds a licence to drive a small public service vehicle and there is a small public service vehicle licence in force in respect of the vehicle.

(2) A person who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence.

(3) In this section—

“small public service vehicle licence” means a licence, in respect of a small public service vehicle, granted under regulations made under section 34 of this Act or section 82 of the Act of 1961;

“use” includes the stopping, parking of a mechanically propelled vehicle or the vehicle standing for hire at an appointed stand.