02 Jun '16, 11am

Route-One | Legal | S19 ‘can’t be paid’, says TC https://t.co/iZkJLGmXlg

Route-One | Legal | S19 ‘can’t be paid’, says TC https://t.co/iZkJLGmXlg

Section 19 permits cannot be used legally if money changes hands, says Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney. At a Leeds Public Inquiry, TC Rooney said that though the Section 19 legislation is complex, the situation itself is clear. The EU legislation requires that a PSV O-Licence is held if passengers are being carried for payment, whether or not a profit is being made. There is a misconception that “non-commercial” means not making a profit, when in fact it means not being paid money. TC Rooney: Being paid is commercial activity regardless of whether there’s profit The TC’s words came when he refused an application by Alan Borthwick for six additional permits in the name of Tynemouth Community Transport, and accepted the surrender of his existing six permits. Mr Borthwick had said that he had previously done community work with his restricted licence until the drivers’ hour...

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