Duty

 

 

The applicable rate is displayed on the right hand side of the taxi meter

 

All identification i.e number plate licence number, number of passengers is clearly shown on a plaque inside the vehicle

 

An official receipt, showing fare and driver / vehicle liscence number may be requested at the end of a journey

 

Should the driver forget to switch on the meter, the customer is only required to pay a minimum charge.

 

Drivers are obliged to provide change for large notes ( over euros 20 ) and are required to stop the meter if they have to leave the vehicle to find change

 

The driver may not refuse carriage of any passenger who is disabled, blind, elderly and infirm, including those with own wheelchair / accompanied by guide dog

 

The driver is obliged to assist with:-

 

      Opening / closing windows

 

      Helping disabled / elderly/ blind/ passengers to enter and exit the           vehicle

 

      Loading baggage and personal belongings

 

Switching on the interior light during the night to facilitate enter / exit of vehicle and payment

 

The driver is not permitted to enter debate with any passenger at any time

 

Obligations

 

 

The driver must always take the first passenger from any queue

 

If there are several requests at any one time for a taxi, preference must be shown to the disabled/ elderly/ infirm, except in official taxi ranks where preference is shown to the first person in the queue

 

Auto Taxi drivers may refuse carriage if the following circumstances apply

 

People who are trying to escape from those in Authority i.e Police, Security Forces

 

People who want to transport more passengers than vehicle seating allows

 

If a passenger is aggressive and / or appears to be under the influence of drugs / alcohol

 

If the passenger or belongings or pets will dirty / damage the vehicle /upholstery  in any way

 

If the amount of luggage does not fit in the boot / roof rack

 

Smoking is prohibited in the taxi

 

If a passenger leaves the taxi during the service then a charge of 30 mins waiting time may be added to the final fare

 

The driver is not obliged to drive through industrial / abandoned areas or roads which are  impassable / dirt tracks

 

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