Statutory guidance

Traffic commissioners: small public service vehicle operations, November 2018

Guidelines to traffic commissioners, the limousine industry and the public on the operation of minibuses, limousines and similar vehicles.



The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain issues guidance and directions under section 4C(1) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (as amended).

This guidance explains how the Senior Traffic Commissioner believes that traffic commissioners should interpret the law in relation to the licensing of smaller public service vehicle (PSV) operations. This includes the licensing of limousines and novelty vehicles.

The directions are addressed to the traffic commissioners in respect of the approach to be taken by staff acting on behalf individual traffic commissioners. They dictate the operation of delegated functions in relation to the licensing of smaller Public Service Vehicle operations, including limousines and novelty vehicles.

Published 14 December 2015
Last updated 1 November 2018 + show all updates
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