Motor Traffic (Taxi-Cabs – General) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2018

Made                                                                        28th March 2018

Coming into force                                                          4th April 2018

THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, in pursuance of Articles 37, 38(1) and 46 of the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935[1], orders as follows –

1        Interpretation

In this Order, a reference to an Article by number and without more is a reference to the Article of that number in the Motor Traffic (Taxi-Cabs – General) (Jersey) Order 2002[2].

2        Article 1 amended

In Article 1 after the definition “accessible standard” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“ ‘electronic payment device’ means a device –

(a)     for the payment of fares by means other than cash; and

(b)     which fulfils the description in, and is approved in accordance with, Article 6A;”.

3        New Article 6A inserted

After Article 6 there shall be inserted the following Article –

“6A   Electronic payment devices to be fitted

(1)     A taxi or private-hire cab must not be used to provide a cab service unless it is fitted with a properly operating electronic payment device of a design approved by the Inspector.

(2)     An electronic payment device is operating properly if –

(a)     it is capable at all times of completing, by means of electronic communication, transactions for the payment of fares and charges applicable to the hire of the cab;

(b)     it does not produce any electromagnetic or other signal capable of adversely affecting the safe and effective operation of the cab or of any other device required by law to be within the cab; and

(c)     it produces, or can produce, a printed receipt for each transaction for which it is used.

(3)     Nothing in this Article obliges a passenger in a cab to pay fares or charges using an electronic payment device.

(4)     For the purposes of this Article –

‘electronic’ includes electrical, digital, magnetic, electromagnetic or any other technology that entails capabilities similar to those technologies; and

‘electronic communication’ means a communication of information transmitted –

(a)     by means of guided or unguided electromagnetic energy or of both; or

(b)     by other means but while in electronic form.”.

4        New Article 9A inserted

After Article 9 there shall be inserted the following Article –

“9A   Notice of electronic payment facility to be displayed

A taxi or private-hire cab must not be used to provide a cab service unless there is displayed inside the cab, in a position where it may be easily read by a passenger, a sign in a form approved by the Inspector indicating –

(a)     that payment of fares and charges applicable to the hire of the cab may be made using an electronic payment device; and

(b)     the type of electronic payment device available in the cab for purpose of making such payment.”.

5        Article 11 amended

In Article 11(3) for the words “7, 8 or 9” there shall be substituted the words “6A(1), 7, 8, 9 or 9A”.

6        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Motor Traffic (Taxi-Cabs – General) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2018 and shall come into force 7 days after the day on which it is made.

deputy e.j. noel of st. lawrence

Minister for Infrastructure

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 25.200

[2]                                    chapter 25.200.80


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