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The Private Hire Car Drivers' Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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3.  The condition referred to in regulation 2 above is that where the private hire car which the private hire car driver is driving or otherwise has charge of has been hired–

(a)by or for a disabled person who is accompanied by a guide dog, a hearing dog or an assistance dog(1) of that person; or

(b)by a person who wishes such a disabled person to accompany that person in the private hire car,

and the circumstances specified in regulation 4 below do not apply, the driver of the private hire car shall carry the disabled person’s dog and allow it to remain with the disabled person and shall not make any additional charge for doing so.

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“Assistance dog” is prescribed as an other category of dog for the purposes of section 20(2A) of the 1982 Act by virtue of the Taxi Drivers' Licences (Carrying of Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (S.S.I. 2003/73). That meaning applies for the purposes of these Regulations by virtue of section 20(2AA) of the 1982 Act as read with section 20(2A) of that Act.

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