64 Roof-signs on vehicle other than taxis.E+W+S
(1)There shall not, in any part of England and Wales outside the metropolitan police district and the City of London, be displayed on or above the roof of any vehicle which is used for carrying passengers for hire or reward but which is not a taxi—
(a)any sign which consists of or includes the word “taxi” or “cab”, whether in the singular or plural, or “hire”, or any word of similar meaning or appearance to any of those words, whether alone or as part of another word; or
(b)any sign, notice, mark, illumination or other feature which may suggest that the vehicle is a taxi.
(2)Any person who knowingly—
(a)drives a vehicle in respect of which subsection (1) is contravened; or
(b)causes or permits that subsection to be contravened in respect of any vehicle,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1level 3 on the standard scale].
(3)In this section “taxi” means a vehicle licensed under section 37 of the M1Town Police Clauses Act 1847, section 6 of the M2Metropolitan Carriage Act 1869, [F2section 10 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982] or any similar local enactment.
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