Section 39 Penalties
64.This section makes alternative provision to the penalties that are currently available to the traffic commissioner under section 111 of the Transport Act 1985 (as amended by section 40 of the Act). The section provides that the traffic commissioner may impose a penalty on an operator who has failed to operate a registered local service, or has failed to operate a local service in accordance with a QP or QC scheme, have failed to comply with a ticketing scheme or who has failed to provide information required by an authority under section 34(3). The maximum penalty under this section is £550 or such other sum as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify multiplied by the number of vehicles the operator is licensed to use under his public service vehicle licence. There is a right of appeal for operators to the Transport Tribunal.