Public Service Vehicles: Impounding – Response to consultation paper

Monday June 22nd, 2009

The Local Transport Act 2008 included provisions to allow for the establishment of a new regime for detaining and impounding certain illegally-operated public service vehicles (PSVs). Such a regime should provide a useful deterrent to non-compliant operators, promoting road safety and reducing unfair competition for the vast majority of compliant operators. A similar regime already exists in the goods vehicle sector, and rates of non-compliance in that sector have fallen substantially since its introduction.

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