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Offline taxi1990

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working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:48:27 PM »
why haven't the NTA made it an offence to operate in Dublin using my taxi app but without the Dublin licence?


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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 05:53:29 PM »
Private hire

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 06:04:04 PM »
What about accepting taxi fares with a clapped out shitebox masquerading as a limousine?

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 06:53:30 PM »
Probably because its assumed that a mytaxi job from (say)meath to Dublin is the extent of the operation carried out by th driver.its also assumed that when the driver makes. the drop in Dublin,he will head back to the county for which he is licenced to work.of course he could also be a multiple area licence holder

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 07:19:40 PM »
If someone in Galway phoned a Dublin taxi for a pickup, it's perfectly legal for the Dublin driver to drive over and do the fare.  The Dublin driver can't rank up in Galway or take fares off the street.

Maybe the NTA sees MyTaxi as the fancy version of a phonecall since the booking is going through your phone?  As long as the non-Dub driver doesn't rank up or stop for street hails, maybe he's not breaking any law?

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 07:25:55 PM »
if for whatever reason, taxis in rural counties decided Dublin was where the money is to be made, and they all started working in Dublin at the weekends in huge numbers, result being way less work for taxi drivers with Dublin licence. im sure something would be done about it. it seems like a loop hole as no one is going to ring a taxi in laois for a pick up in dublin but the laois taxi driver can work away in dublin any day of the week he likes. it seems wrong to me anyway.


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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 07:28:52 PM »
Taxi 1990 that IS  what is happening,and has been for years

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 07:33:12 PM »
im surprised the Dublin taxi drivers haven't hounded the NTA about this. they should be doing so.

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 07:34:37 PM »
They do, T1990... and nothing is done about it as no rules are being broken. As for Dublin drivers protesting... they advertise mytaxi FFS!

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 07:36:37 PM »
I made an enquiry to the NTA on this about 18 months ago and posted their reply either here or on Roy’s, in short it is legal for any taxi in Ireland to cover mytaxi work anywhere in Ireland.

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 09:11:03 PM »
Post it agin Korky.

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 07:25:42 AM »
A taxi can do phone work either from a base or app work any where in  Ireland.
I suppose it’s classed as private hire.

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 09:39:18 AM »
Post it agin Korky.


Dear KORKY

Thank you for contacting the National Transport Authority.

The SPSV driver licence is issued in respect of an area (county) for which the driver has been proven to have an adequate geographical knowledge. This geographical restriction applies only to the driver when standing or plying for hire, i.e. to the driver of a taxi working a taxi rank or seeking being hailed on the street.

A licensed SPSV driver may only operate nationally under a pre-booked/private hire agreement. Proof of the booking should be kept in the vehicle in the case that the driver is stopped by a compliance officer.

We trust this addresses your query.

If you have any further queries, please contact the SPSV information line on 0761 064 000, alternatively, please visit www.nationaltransport.ie for all information in relation to SPSV licensing and regulations.


I emailed them for further clarification on mytaxi work, which they confirmed were considered prebooked fares.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 09:48:41 AM by Korky »

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 09:44:45 AM »
Another quiery I had was about being hailed in another county while heading back towards your licenced county, in the old days this was allowed, they confirmed this is not allowed now.

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Re: working for my taxi in Dublin without the Dublin licence.
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 10:10:39 AM »
Years ago any job that that was dispatched over radio or phone was deemed private hire and then came along internet and apps.
So it’s irrelevant what area your licensed in.

 


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