Jersey Law 13/1957
MOTOR TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT No. 6) (JERSEY) LAW, 1957.
A LAW to amend the Motor Traffic (Jersey)
Law, 1935, sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the
29th day of APRIL,
(Registered on the
18th day of May, 1957).
STATES OF JERSEY.
The 14th day of
subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted
the following Law: -
Articles 12, 13, 14 and 15 of the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law, 1935, as amended,
(hereinafter referred to as “the principal Law”), there shall be
substituted the following Articles –
Committee may by order make provision with respect to the conditions as to
fitness to be fulfilled in respect of public service vehicles in order to
qualify them for the issue of a certificate under paragraph (1) of Article 13
of this Law, and different provisions may be made as respects different classes
and descriptions of public service vehicles or as respects the same class or
description of public service vehicles in different circumstances.
order made under this Article shall be laid before the States as soon as may be
after it is made, and if the States, within the period of twenty-one days
beginning with the day on which any such order is laid before them resolve that
it be annulled, it shall cease to have effect, but without prejudice to
anything previously done thereunder or to the making of any new order.
Greffier of the States shall cause every order made
under this Article to be printed and shall cause to be published in two
newspapers circulating in the Island, one being a publication in French and the
other a publication in English, a notice stating that the order has been made,
the date of the coming into force thereof and the place at which printed copies
thereof may be purchased.
person may, on payment of the appropriate fee, submit a vehicle for examination
by the Inspector and if, after examination, the Inspector is satisfied that the
vehicle complies with the relevant requirements of the orders for the time
being in force under Article 12 of this Law, he shall issue in respect of the
vehicle a certificate (in this Law referred to as a “certificate of
fitness”) to the effect that the vehicle is suitable for use as an
omnibus, a char-à-banc or a cab, as the case
certificate of fitness shall, unless previously revoked, continue in force for
such period, not being less than six months or more than eighteen months, as
may be specified therein.
Committee may at any time revoke a certificate of fitness, and, if on the
inspection of a public service vehicle it appears to the Inspector that the
vehicle does not comply with the requirements of any orders for the time being
in force under Article 12 of this Law or is for any other reason unsuitable for
use as a public service vehicle, he may suspend the certificate.
the Inspector suspends a certificate of fitness under paragraph (3) of this
Article, he shall forthwith give notice of the suspension to the holder of the
certificate and shall, within forty-eight hours, make a report in writing to
the Committee, and the suspension shall continue in force until it is removed
by the Committee.
service vehicle licences shall be granted by the
Committee subject to the payment of the appropriate fee and shall, unless
previously revoked or cancelled, continue in force for one year from the date
of the grant thereof.
licence shall not be granted for the use of any
vehicle as a public service vehicle of any class unless –
(a) there is in force in
respect of the vehicle a certificate of fitness appropriate to that class of
(b) the Committee is
satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence ; and
(c) the Committee is
satisfied as to the manner in which the vehicle will be used.
the grant of a public service vehicle licence, the
Committee shall determine the maximum number of passengers which may be carried
in the vehicle or in any part thereof, and for this purpose the Committee may
divide passengers into classes according to age, and may make different
computations in respect of different classes of passengers.
Committee may by Act delegate to any one of its members all or any of its
functions under this Article.
Committee may at any time suspend or revoke a public service vehicle licence if, having regard to the conduct of the holder of
the licence or to the manner in which the vehicle is
being used, it appears to the Committee that he is not a fit person to hold
such a licence.
by reason of the suspension or revocation of a certificate of fitness, effluxion of time or otherwise, a vehicle ceases to be a
vehicle in respect of which a certificate of fitness is in force, any public
service vehicle licence granted in respect of the
vehicle shall cease to have effect unless or until a new certificate of fitness
Article 9 of the principal Law,
immediately after the word “Regulations” there shall be inserted
the words “and Orders”.
For Article 49A of the principal Law, there
shall be substituted the following Article –
The States shall by Regulations prescribe the appropriate fees
payable for the examination of vehicles under Article 13 of this Law and for
the grant or renewal of licences under Articles 14,
24 and 26 of this Law.”
Law may be cited as the Motor Traffic (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law, 1957, and
this Law and the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Laws, 1935 to 1955, may be cited
together as the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Laws, 1935 to 1957.
Law shall come into force on the first day of January, 1958.
Public Service Vehicles (Construction and Equipment) (Jersey) Regulations,
1951, and the Public Service Vehicles (Construction and
Equipment) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations, 1956, are
relation to public service vehicle licences
subsisting immediately before the coming into force of this Law, the principal
Law, save insofar as it provides for the renewal of such licences,
shall continue to have effect as if this Law had not been passed.
To be printed, published and posted.
F. DE L. BOIS,
Greffier of the States.