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Notification of Convictions and Accidents

Notifications of Convictions

From the 1 November 2019 licence holders must notify the Council in writing within 72 hours for the following reasons:

  •  any conviction, issue or a formal caution/final warning or issue of a fixed penalty notice by the Police or a Local Authority.  For avoidance of doubt this also applies to any driving convictions.  The 72 hour period begins on the day of the caution/conviction being received.  For a Fixed Penalty Notice it begins on the day that the driver accepts liability for the offence. 
  • if you are questioned, arrested or interviewed voluntarily under caution, by the Police regarding any harassment, sexual offences, violence offences or in respect of any criminal offence. 
  • if any enforcement action is taken by any other local authority under the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976 or the Town Police Clauses Act 1847. 

If any of these apply to you then you must complete this form in full and return it as a matter or priority to us.

Accident Reports

The proprietor, notwithstanding their responsibilities under relevant road traffic legislation, must also report to us any accident as soon as reasonably practicable.  However, where the vehicle has suffered accident damage that materially affects the safety, performance or appearance of the vehicle, or the comfort or convenience of fare paying passengers, the driver must notify us within 72 hours.  The Accident Report form must be completed in full and returned to us within the relevant timescale.

Where a vehicle is suspended as a result of an accident; a garage test will be required to confirm that it is roadworthy, once any repairs have been completed.  The driver is responsible for the cost of any additional garage tests.  A vehicle fitness/garage test pass certificate will be required before the suspension is lifted.

Last Updated 12 September 2019

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