Guide to Taxis:  Carriage of the Disabled & Guide Dogs

The Offence

It is an offence for a taxi driver or taxi company to either:

Do I need an NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) for offences relating to carriage of disabled persons with guide dogs?

No, there is not a requirement for an NIP for offences relating to the carriage of disabled persons with guide dogs.

Punishment

Fine up to £1,000.

Defences

There may be Defences available if you have a certificate from the relevant licensing authority confirming that, on medical grounds, you cannot transport dogs.  However, that certification must be displayed at all times.  If you face an allegation of a taxi or private hire vehicle related offence, we advise you contact us to take specialist legal advice.

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