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Metered Taxi, Minibus, Midibus or Bus By-law, 2009
- Published in Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette no. 2042 on 27 February 2009
- Commenced on 27 February 2009
- [This is the version of this document from 27 February 2009 and includes any amendments published up to 19 December 2022.]
Drive to the shortest route
2. Driver to take shortest route
3. Driver to keep engagement
4. Operation of taximeter
5. Stopping placesNo driver of a bus, as defined in the National Land Transport Transition Act, 2000 (No. 22 of 2000), may stop it for the purpose of picking up or setting down any passenger, except at a stopping place designated by the Council.
6. Entering and alighting from a busA prospective passenger of a bus, as defined in the National Land Transport Transition Act, 2000 (No. 22 of 2000), may only enter and alight from a bus at a stopping place designated by the Council.
7. Driver to stop at stopping placesThe driver of a vehicle engaged in a public passenger road transport service, which at the time is not carrying the maximum number of passengers the vehicle is lawfully entitled to carry, must stop at any designated stopping place if a prospective passenger is waiting at such stopping place.
8. Parking of metered taxi, minibus, midi bus or busNo person may park a metered taxi, minibus, midi bus or bus on any public road for the purpose of providing a public passenger road transport service, except in an exclusive parking bay, marked by a road traffic sign as prescribed in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996) for that vehicle.
9. Parking at places of entertainment or funeralNotwithstanding the provision of section 8 of these By-laws, a metered taxi may park on a public road for the purpose of providing a metered taxi service, where a party or private entertainment is in progress or from which any funeral or wedding procession is about to start.
10. Engagement of passengers
11. Failing or refusing to pay or attempting to evade payment of the fare dueNo hirer of, or passenger in or on a vehicle engaged in a public passenger road transport service, may fail or refuse to pay any fare due by such hirer or passenger.
12. Furnishing of name and address by person conveyed in or on metered taxi, minibus, midi bus or busAny person hiring, or conveyed in or on, a vehicle engaged in a public passenger road transport service, who has failed or refused to pay any fare due by him or her, must when requested to do so by the driver, state his or her correct name and address.
13. Conveyance of filthy or deceased persons
13. Disinfections of metered taxi, minibus, midi bus or bus
14. Driver’s right to refuse to convey passengers
15. Property left in metered taxi, midi bus, minibus or bus
16. Possession of dangerous or offensive articles
17. CleanlinessThe driver or conductor of any vehicle engaged in a public passenger road transport service must be clean and be neatly dressed at all times while conveying a passenger, and must treat every passenger politely and with respect.
18. Queue marshal
19. Clean vehicleThe owner and the driver of any metered taxi, minibus, midi bus or bus must keep the vehicle clean and in good condition at all times while engaged in public passenger road transport services.
20. Offences and penaltiesAny person who-
21. Repeal of By-lawsAny By-laws enacted by the Municipality relating to Metered taxis, Mini bus, Midi bus, or busses are repealed in so far as they are in conflict with these By-laws.
22. Short titleThese By-laws are called the Metered Taxi, Minibus, Midi bus or Bus By-laws, 2003
History of this By-law
27 February 2009 this versionPublished in Eastern Cape Provincial Gazette no. 2042By-law commences.