Taxi Regulation Act 2013


Disqualification by reason of demerits

38. (1) When demerits are endorsed on the entry in the SPSV licence record of a person and, in consequence, the total number of demerits standing so endorsed equals or exceeds 8, the person shall stand disqualified for a period of 3 months, beginning on the appropriate date, for holding a licence to drive a small public service vehicle and any such licence held by him or her shall be suspended correspondingly and cease to have effect during the period of the disqualification.

(2) At the end of a period of disqualification pursuant to subsection (1) the Authority—

(a) shall cause to be removed from the entry concerned demerits standing endorsed on it on the date of the notice under section 37 relating to the disqualification, and

(b) shall cause a notice to be given or sent, by post or otherwise as it decides, to the person to whom the entry relates—

(i) of the ending of the period of disqualification and its date, and

(ii) of the removal and particulars of the demerits the subject of the removal.

(3) Section 13 does not apply to the suspension of a licence under subsection (1).

(4) A suspension under this section does not affect the date of expiry of the licence.