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18 Duty to exhibit operator’s disc. E+W+S

(1)Where a vehicle is being used in circumstances such that a PSV operator’s licence is required, there shall be fixed and exhibited on the vehicle in the prescribed manner an operator’s disc issued under this section showing particulars of the operator of the vehicle and of the PSV operator’s licence under which the vehicle is being used.

[F1(2)A traffic commissioner on granting a PSV operator’s licence shall supply the person to whom the licence is granted—

(a)with a number of operators’ discs equal to the maximum number of vehicles that he may use under the licence in accordance with the condition or conditions attached to the licence under section 16(1) of this Act; or

(b)with such lesser number of operators’ discs as he may request.

(2A)Where, in the case of any PSV operator’s licence, the maximum number referred to in subsection (2)(a) above is increased on the variation of one or more of the conditions there referred to, the traffic commissioner on making the variation shall supply the holder of the licence—

(a)with such number of additional operators’ discs as will bring the total number of operators’ discs held by him in respect of the licence to that maximum number, or

(b)with such lesser number of additional operators’ discs as he may request.

(2B)Where the number of operators’ discs currently held in respect of a PSV operator’s licence is less than the maximum number referred to in subsection (2)(a) above, [F2a traffic commissioner] shall on the application of the holder of the licence supply him with such number of additional operators’ discs as is mentioned in subsection (2A)(a) or (b) above.

(2C)Where, in accordance with regulations under subsection (3)(aa) below, all the operators’ discs held in respect of a PSV operator’s licence expire at the same time, [F2a traffic commissioner] shall supply the holder of the licence with a number of new operators’ discs equal to the number of discs that have expired.]

(3)Regulations may make provision—

(a)as to the form of operators’ discs and the particulars to be shown on them;

[F3(aa)as to the expiry of operators’ discs;]

(b)with respect to the custody and production of operators’ discs;

(c)for the issue of new operators’ discs in place of those lost, destroyed or defaced;

(d)for the return of operators’ discs [F4on their expiry or otherwise ceasing to have effect,]on the revocation or [F5on termination] of a PSV operator’s licence or in the event of a variation of one or more conditions attached to a licence under section 16(1) of this Act having the effect of reducing the maximum number of vehicles which may be used under the licence.

[F6(e)for the voluntary return of operators’ discs by the holder of a PSV operator’s licence.]

(4)Subject to section 68(3) of this Act, if a vehicle is used in contravention of subsection (1) above, the operator of the vehicle shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F7level 3 on the standard scale].

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F1S. 18(2)(2A)(2B)(2C) substituted for s. 18(2) (1.1.1996) by 1994 c. 40, s. 63(2); S.I. 1995/2835, art. 2

F3S. 18(3)(aa) inserted (1.1.1996) by 1994 c. 40, s. 63(3)(a); S.I. 1995/2835, art. 2

F4Words in s. 18(3)(d) inserted (1.1.1996) by 1994 c. 40, s. 68, Sch. 14 para. 6; S.I. 1995/2835, art. 2

F5Words in s. 18(3)(d) substituted (1.1.1996) by 1994 c. 40, s. 68, Sch. 14 para. 6; S.I. 1995/2835, art. 2

F6S. 18(3)(e) added (1.1.1996) by 1994 c. 40, s. 63(3)(b); S.I. 1995/2835, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 18(1) amended by S.I. 1986/1628, reg. 5(1), Sch.

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