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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 pm 
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The following has been posted on another forum to which I belong:

I'm looking at a wheelchair accessible vehicle, a few vehicles that I'm interested in have Taxi signs on the front/rear.

Are there any regulations on displaying a taxi sign on a personal vehicle?

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Is anyone aware of any case law that prohibits or permits the word 'Taxi' to be displayed on a vehicle that is not licensed as a hackney carriage?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:25 pm 
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And presumably you mean not licensed as a private hire vehicle either?

Suspect wouldn't be a problem on a non-trade vehicle, unless the driver was in a scenario where they could be considered to be plying for hire, in which case the word 'taxi' on the vehicle would constitute evidence in that regard.

But I'm not sure if there's any specific prohibition on displaying the word taxi if the vehicle isn't used for commercial purposes.

Could be completely wrong, of course 8-[


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 pm 
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Is anyone aware of any case law that prohibits or permits the word 'Taxi' to be displayed on a vehicle that is not licensed as a hackney carriage?

It's statute law.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/34/section/64

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:17 pm 
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Sussex wrote:

That only seems to apply to vehicles used for hire and reward, though.

It's not clear from the question whether or not that's the case here, but I'm guessing the reference to a 'personal vehicle' means that it isn't something used commercially, and maybe just the family car that has to be a WAV, or similar.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:03 pm 
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Good point.

I suppose, to answer the OPs question, then it would all depend on the circumstances at the time.

If the 'taxi' is being used for personal stuff, then it would be ok. If it was used for commercial stuff then maybe not.

Might be best to black the 'taxi' words off.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:35 pm 
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Indeed - council licensing enforcement officers should be out dealing with all the mums and dads on the school run who display similar signs [-( :badgrin:


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StuartW wrote:
Indeed - council licensing enforcement officers should be out dealing with all the mums and dads on the school run who display similar signs [-( :badgrin:



the LO dont start till 9am and by 3pm they are ready to knock off

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