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Purple taxi plate regulations (FOI)

Purple taxi plate regulations (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 February 2020.
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What are the up to date regulations / laws regarding Purple Plate Taxi Drivers who are associated to Private Hire Companies and to the usage of public taxi ranks?


A Ministerial Decision (MD) was signed on 12 September 2016 which laid out the legislative changes required to achieve the items shown below. This decision (ref MD-T-2016-0079) is available on at the following link.

Motor Traffic (Taxi-Cabs - General) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2016 & Motor Traffic (Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness)) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2016

  • replace the terms “Controlled taxi-cab” with “Taxi” and “Restricted taxi-cab” with “Private-hire cab”

  • define the accessible standard

  • amend the circumstances under which a taxi or private hire-cab can use any taxi rank

Further Information regarding the Taxi-Cab Regulatory Reforms can be found within the previous Freedom of Information response linked below:

Legislation of taxi drivers grandfather rights (FOI)

The updated legislation came into force on 19 September 2016 and can be viewed using the following links.

Motor Traffic (Taxi-Cabs – General) (Jersey) Order 2002

Motor Traffic (Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness)) (Jersey) Order 2003

Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935

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