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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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1(1)In determining whether an individual is of good repute, [F1a traffic commissioner] shall have regard to all the relevant evidence and in particular to—E+W+S

(a)relevant convictions of his and of his employees and agents; and

(b)such other information as the [F2commissioner] may have as to his previous conduct, in whatever capacity, in relation to the operation of vehicles of any description in the course of a business.

(2)In determining whether a company is of good repute, [F1a traffic commissioner] shall have regard to all the relevant evidence and in particular to—

(a)relevant convictions of the company and its officers, employees and agents; and

(b)such other information as the [F2commissioner] may have as to previous conduct of—

(i)the company’s officers, employees and agents in relation to the operation of vehicles of any description in the course of any business carried on by the company; and

(ii)each of the company’s directors, in whatever capacity, in relation to the operation of vehicles of any description in the course of any other business.

[F3(3)A traffic commissioner shall determine that an individual is not of good repute if he has—

(a)more than one conviction of a serious offence; or

(b)been convicted of road transport offences.]

[F4(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(a) above a serious offence is—

(a)an offence under the law in force in any part of the United Kingdom for which a sentence of imprisonment for a term exceeding three months, a fine exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or a community service order for more than sixty hours was imposed; and

(b)any corresponding offence under the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom for which a corresponding punishment was imposed.

[F5(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(b) above a road transport offence is—

(a)an offence under the law of any part of the United Kingdom relating to road transport including in particular—

(i)an offence relating to drivers’ hours of work or rest periods, the weights or dimensions of commercial vehicles, road or vehicle safety or the protection of the environment; and

(ii)any other offence concerning professional liability; or

(b)any corresponding offence under the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom.]

(6)In sub-paragraph (4)(a) above “a sentence of imprisonment” includes any form of custodial sentence or order other than one under the enactments relating to mental health and “a community service order” means an order under [F6section 46 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000] or the Community Service by Offenders (Scotland) Act M11978.

F4(7)In sub-paragraphs (4)(a) and (5)(a) above references to an offence under the law in force in any part of the United Kingdom include a reference to a civil offence (wherever committed) within the meaning of the Army Act M21955, the Air Force Act M31955 or the Naval Discipline Act M41957.

F4(8)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) above spent convictions shall be disregarded; and a traffic commissioner may also disregard an offence if such time as he considers appropriate has elapsed since the date of the conviction.

F4(9)Sub-paragraph (3) above is without prejudice to the power of a traffic commissioner to determine that an individual is not of good repute for reasons other than convictions of the kind there mentioned.

F4(10)In this paragraph references to an individual include references to a transport manager as well as to an individual who is an applicant for, or the holder, of, a PSV operator’s licence.]

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F3Sch. 3 para. 1(3) substituted (1.10.1999) by S.I. 1999/2431, reg. 2(1)

F5Sch. 3 para. 1(5) substituted (1.10.1999) by S.I. 1999/2431, reg. 2(2)

F6Words in Sch. 3 para. 1(6) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165(1), 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 81

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