Chaffeur Bikes Ltd v Leeds City Council: QBD 20 Oct 2005

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, [2005] EWHC 2369 (Admin)




Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1984 48

Licensing, Road Traffic

Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.231463