S.I. No. 291/2010 - Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Wheelchair Accessible Hackneys and Wheelchair Accessible Taxis - Vehicle Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

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S.I. No. 291/2010 - Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Wheelchair Accessible Hackneys and Wheelchair Accessible Taxis - Vehicle Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 18th June, 2010.
The Commission for Taxi Regulation, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 34 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (No. 25 of 2003), hereby makes the following regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Wheelchair Accessible Hackneys and Wheelchair Accessible Taxis — Vehicle Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.
2. The Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Wheelchair Accessible Hackneys and Wheelchair Accessible Taxis — Vehicle Standards) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 248 of 2010 ) are amended by substituting the following for Regulation 4:
“Mutual Recognition Clause
4. The requirements contained in these Regulations shall be satisfied by compliance with:
(a) a relevant standard or code of practice of a national standards body or equivalent body of any EEA State,
(b) any relevant international standard recognised for use in any EEA State, or
(c) any relevant technical regulation with mandatory or de facto mandatory application for marketing or use in any EEA State,
insofar as the standard, code of practice, technical regulation or process in question enables the protection of the health and safety of passengers and drivers and the promotion of accessible services for passengers with disabilities to be met in an equivalent manner.”.
GIVEN under the seal of the Commission for Taxi Regulation,
16 June 2010.
KATHLEEN DOYLE,
Commissioner for Taxi Regulation.
EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Regulations amend earlier vehicle standards Regulations pertaining to accessible small public service vehicles (i.e. wheelchair accessible hackneys and wheelchair accessible taxis) in respect of the Technical Standards Directive (Directive 98/34/EC) mutual recognition clause.

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