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Purple taxi plates (FOI)

Purple taxi plates (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 06 March 2017.



Out of all the recently issued taxicab purple plates. How many have been issued?


Have all of them been issued the same conditions?


What are all the conditions?


How many of the purple plate licenses have been back dated to an earlier date differing from the actual date of issue?


How many of the purple plate licences have the wording booking entity on them?


Surely, if backdated would have been valid to operate from a taxi rank from the date it was backdated to?


Are all the licenses the same?


Do they include 80% pre-booked work?


14 purple plates have been issued



Purple (Private Hire) Plate Conditions are as follows:

Condition number​Condition details
​6​Any other driver providing a taxicab service must be employed by the licence holder (Article 28 Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935) be issued with an employment contract and a copy sent to DVS
​20​Minimum mileage to be covered is 16,100 per year
​26​No third party commercial advertising to be displayed
​28​Radio or digital medium communication, whether directly or automatically, must be fitted and operational in the vehicle
​31​Table of fares to be kept fixed in the cab
​40​The approved roof sign is fitted
​41​The approved taxi meter is fitted, sealed and maintained
​42​The driving of a taxi-cab should be the main employment/income of the licence holder
​44​The licence holder and any employee must adhere to the Code of Conduct at all times
​63​This licence may be only used by the holder, personally or through the intermediary of employees of the holder, for the provision of the public service operated by the holder. Neither the licence nor the use or benefit thereof may be leased, licensed assigned, or otherwise transferred to any third party, whether permanently or temporarily. No payment may be required or received by the holder for allowing any person to use the vehicle to which this licence relates for the provision of a public vehicle service
​67​The licence holder must be the owner and registered keeper of the vehicle
​73​Licence holder to work from the recognised taxi-cab company, co-operative or approved booking entity named on the application and shown overleaf and seek permission from DVS before moving to a different company, co-operative or booking entity
​75​Rank fares must be charged when picking up from public ranks or when hailed
​76​Any driver of the vehicle must have undertaken and passed the approved wheelchair assistance training

13 purple plates were back dated




No, only from the date of issue of the purple plate.




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