Road Transport Act
Road Transport (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations
Statutory Instrument 113 of 1977
- Commenced on 29 December 1977
- [This is the version of this document at 1 August 2016.]
1. CitationThese Regulations may be cited as the Road Transport (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations.
Part I – General
2. InterpretationIn these Regulations—“Goods” means any package or item which is not luggage;“luggage” means a container or a number of packages which can be safely and conveniently carried by a passenger and which does not encroach on the seating space of another passenger or obstruct any gangway or otherwise cause inconvenience or discomfort to any other passenger;“passenger” does not include a driver or conductor;“operator” means the person to whom an operator‘s licence has been granted;“public service vehicle” means a public or private omnibus.
Part II – Construction & equipment
3. Seating capacity
4. Carriage of luggage and goods
5. Notice boards
6. Public service vehicles to be in good orderAll doors, windscreens, seats, handles, hinges, service catches, springs, wheels, cushions, linings, trimmings and vehicles other fittings and all furniture and appointments of public to be in service vehicles shall be maintained in good order and good repair.
7. Notice of authorised fares
Part III – Drivers and conductors
9. General conductA driver and a conductor of a public omnibus when acting as such—
10. Conduct of conductorA conductor of a public omnibus when acting as such—
11. Conduct of driverA driver of a public omnibus when acting as such—
Part IV – Conduct of passengers
13. GeneralA passenger or intending passenger on a public omnibus shall not—
15. Drivers of public service vehicles-restriction on supply and consumption of liquor
16. On-the-spot fine
17. PenaltyAny person contravening or failing to comply with any of the provisions of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or to a fine not exceeding Rs. 1,000 or to both such fine and imprisonment.
History of this document
01 August 2016 this version
29 December 1977