S.I. NO. 157 OF 2004
Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2004
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I, Séamus Brennan, Minister for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 5 and section 82 (as amended by section 57 of the Road Traffic Act 1968 (No. 25 of 1968)) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) and the National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 298 of 2002) (as adapted by the Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 305 of 2002)), hereby make the following regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2004.
2. The Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 136 of 1995) are amended -
(a) in Article 28, by substituting for sub-article (4) the following:
"(4) A taxi sign shall at no time be so defaced, obscured or altered in such a manner that the word 'TAXI' or 'TACSAÍ' or the licence number are rendered illegible or partly illegible.",
(b) in paragraph 3 of the Eight Schedule -
(i) by substituting for subparagraph (b) the following:
"(b) The central sections on each face of the sign shall display the word 'TAXI' or, in the Irish language, 'TACSAÍ' in yellow letters on a dark blue background of low light transmittance. No letter shall be more than 90 millimetres high or more than 16 millimetres in stroke width.", and
(ii) by substituting for subparagraph (c)(iii) the following:
"(iii) to the left or right hand side of the licence number, the words 'licence number' or, in the Irish language, 'uimhir cheadúnais'.".
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
19 April 2004.
L.S. SÉAMUS BRENNAN
Minister for Transport.
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).
These regulations amend the existing regulatory requirements in relation to taxi signs to provide for the use of both an Irish and English version of the taxi sign.