Part 3London Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles

London cabs: general provisions

15Fares for journeys ending outside London

(1)After subsection (3) of section 1 of the London Cab and Stage Carriage Act 1907 (c. 55) (fares for taximeter cabs) insert—

(4)The fare for a cab journey starting within London but ending outside London shall be—

(a)such fare as may be agreed between the driver and the passenger—

(i)before the commencement of the journey, or

(ii)where, after the commencement of the journey, the driver and the passenger agree to change the destination of the journey, at the time when the destination of the journey is changed, or

(b)if no fare is so agreed, the fare shown on the taximeter.

(5)A driver of a cab who demands or takes more than the proper fare for a journey undertaken as mentioned in subsection (4) of this section is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale..

(2)Nothing in this section shall affect the operation of section 35 of the London Hackney Carriage Act 1831 (c. 22), sections 7 and 17 of the London Hackney Carriage Act 1853 (c. 33) or any other enactment which makes provision as regards the obligation of drivers of hackney carriages to drive their vehicles on certain journeys if so requested by persons wishing to hire them.