Answered in Dáil
To ask the Minister for Transport if he has plans to introduce a scheme to allow properly trained drivers to drive hired cars for visiting tourists in the event of such tourists not feeling confident to drive on strange roads but who need a hired car for such holidays; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Paul Connaughton.
For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 24th November, 2004.
Ref No: 30622/04
Answered by the Minister for Transport
I have no proposals to introduce a scheme such as that envisaged in the Question nor do I have any function in relation to the matters raised.
The public service vehicles regulations already provide for the licensing of small public service vehicles (i.e. taxis, hackneys or limousines) for the carriage of persons for hire or reward. These regulations also provide that the driver of such vehicles must hold a current small public service vehicle drivers licence. Responsibility for the grant of a licence to drive small public service vehicles rests with the Garda Commissioner.