The claimant sought a license to allow him to use motor-bikes as private hire vehicles. The council had refused a licence saying that they were not safe. He claimed that since they were safe to be on the road, they should be licensed.
Held: The Act imposed two requirements for safety. The vehicle itself should be safe, and it should in addition be safe to be used as a private hire vehicle.
Keene LJ, Poole J
Times 12-Oct-2005,  EWHC 2369 (Admin)
Licensing, Road Traffic
Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.231463