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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 pm 
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Is any of this NOT something they cant do?


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3.7 This includes a number of key improvements, including:
 Proposed introduction of a penalty point scheme designed to improve driver standards
 Proposed introduction of requirement for drivers to undertake disability awareness training
 Proposed extension of the upper age limit of vehicles to seven years
 Proposed introduction of DBS checks being carried out at a minimum of every six months
 Proposed requirement that all Private Hire Vehicles are required to provide information to
passengers including driver photo ID and the vehicle licence number, in advance of a journey
 Proposed introduction of a condition that drivers cooperate with requests from authorised
compliance officers in other areas

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:54 pm 
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Proposed requirement that all Private Hire Vehicles are required to provide information to
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Is this to be sent by pigeon post, then? :-s


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 pm 
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 Proposed introduction of DBS checks being carried out at a minimum of every six months

I'm not sure a court would find that reasonable, especially as the DfT Best Practise says every three years.

Also the police have a duty to report any issues to the body that requests the DBS check.

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Proposed requirement that all Private Hire Vehicles are required to provide information to
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That's why we have badges.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:23 pm 
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Proposed introduction of a condition that drivers cooperate with requests from authorised
compliance officers in other areas

Well as I posted in another post today statute law i.e. section 73 of the 1976 act already covers that, so one has to wonder why they need to add to an existing perfectly workable piece of law we have had for 42 years?

Or maybe as it's section 73 they haven't read that far down the act yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:10 am 
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Sussex wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
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Proposed introduction of a condition that drivers cooperate with requests from authorised
compliance officers in other areas

Well as I posted in another post today statute law i.e. section 73 of the 1976 act already covers that, so one has to wonder why they need to add to an existing perfectly workable piece of law we have had for 42 years?

Or maybe as it's section 73 they haven't read that far down the act yet.


Not sure if s. 73 entirely relevant here, though.

It's titled 'Obstruction of authorised officers', which begs the question, who is an authorised officer, and where does his/her authority to act come from?

I don't know the precise answer, but the question begged is presumably why there are cross-border enforcement difficulties and why LAs are having to develop enforcement protocols and that kind of thing to deal with them. And hence the proposal in Wanna's area.

(Didn't the Law Commission examine cross-border enforcement or suchlike? Couldn't be arsed reading it, but seem to recall that was one of the subjects under discussion.)

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1976/57/section/73


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It's titled 'Obstruction of authorised officers', which begs the question, who is an authorised officer, and where does his/her authority to act come from?

A licensing officer who authority has been authorised by councillors.

The authorised officer situation is the pain that has stopped 'out of town' cars being properly enforced, as the acts say only an authorised officer can check your vehicle/driver. And very few officers are authorised by more than one council.

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