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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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8Powers of, and facilities for, inspection of public service vehicles

(1)A certifying officer or public service vehicle examiner, on production if so required of his authority—

(a)may at any time inspect any public service vehicle, and

for that purpose—

(i)may enter the vehicle; and

(ii)may detain the vehicle during such time as is required for the inspection;

(b)may at any time which is reasonable having regard to the circumstances of the case enter any premises on which he has reason to believe that there is a public service vehicle.

(2)A person who intentionally obstructs a certifying officer or public service vehicle examiner acting in the exercise of his powers under subsection (1) above shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200.

(3)The Secretary of State may—

(a)provide and maintain stations where inspections of public service vehicles for the purposes of this Act may be carried out;

(b)designate premises as stations where such inspections may be carried out; and

(c)provide and maintain apparatus for the carrying out of such inspections;

and in this Act " official PSV testing station " means a station provided, or any premises for the time being designated, under this subsection.

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