The Ministry of industry and trade
of 6 May 1999. September 2000,
laying down the requirements for meters known bear the EEC
Change: 260/2003 Coll.
The Ministry of industry and trade shall determine in accordance with section 27 of Act No. 506/1990
Coll. on metrology, as amended by Act No. 121/2000 Coll. (hereinafter the "Act")
for the implementation of § 6 (1). 2 and § 9 para. 1 of the Act:
This Decree lays down the requirements for the last time-distance meters
distance (hereinafter called "taximeters").
Metered taxis can be, instead of marking the official marks laid down
special legal regulation ^ 1) marked by an EEC type-approval, and
the initial EEC verification, whose graphic design provides for a specific legal
prescription, ^ 2) only if they meet the requirements set out in the annex to this
the Decree, and that it was verified the procedures laid down in a special
legislation. ^ 2)
This Decree shall take effect on the date of publication of the sectoral annex for
the measuring instrument to the Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the
The Czech Republic on the one hand, and the European communities and their
Member States, of the other part, on conformity assessment and acceptance of
industrial products in the collection of international treaties, or on the date of entry
the Treaty of accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union entered into force,
If the day earlier.
doc. Ing. Gregr, r.
Requirements for meters
1.1 Meters are devices, which, depending on the characteristics of the
the vehicle in which they are installed, and the rates in them
have been set up, automatically calculated and displayed on an ongoing basis, if they are
in operation, the amount that the customer has a vehicle marked taxi
pay based on the distance travelled and at a speed lower than the
threshold, based on elapsed time of the car rental duration, excluding
various supplements, which may result from legislation in force in
the Member States.
1.2 Special terms
Data display meter depend upon redemption of any rates on
the constant "k" of the taximeter and the constant "w" of the vehicle, in which the
the meter is installed. This constant "w" is a function of the effective circumference "u"
the wheels of the vehicle and the ratio of the number of revolutions of the wheels to the number of revolutions of the part of the vehicle
used to link a metered taxi vehicles.
1.2.1. Constant "k" of the taximeter
The constant "k" of the taximeter is characterized by a quantity that indicates the type of
and the number of pulses that the instrument must accept in order to provide
the correct value data corresponding to a given distance travelled.
This constant "k" is expressed:
and as the number of rotations) per one kilometre
(b)) as the number of pulses per one kilometre
Depending on whether the information relating to the distance travelled
the vehicle is fed into the taximeter as its main shaft speed
(the drive shaft in the entry point into the device), or in the form
1.2.2 Constant vehicle "w"
The "w" of the vehicle constant is a quantity indicating the type and number of pulses
intended for the propulsion of the taximeter and that show in the appropriate device,
which is the vehicle for this purpose, and the corresponding distance
This constant "w" is expressed:
and as the number of rotations) per one kilometre
(b)) as the number of pulses per one kilometre
Depending on whether the information about the distance travelled by the vehicle is given by
the number of revolutions of the part driving the taximeter or whether it is given by the number of
This constant change depending on several factors, in particular
in air pressure and wear and tear on the payload of the vehicle
and on the conditions under which the ride is in progress. This constant must be determined
under normal test conditions for the vehicle (1.2.7).
1.2.3. Effective circumference "u" of the wheels
Effective circumference "u" of the wheels of the vehicle, which drives the taximeter directly or
indirectly, the distance travelled by the vehicle during one of the total rotation
This round. If the meter is powered by two wheels together, is effective
circuit, expressed in millimetres of the effective diameter of the two circuits
Effective circumference "u" is in a relationship with a constant "w" of the vehicle (point 1.2.2) and the
This circuit must, if it is necessary to specify, provide for
the conditions referred to in point 1.2.7.
1.2.4. the adjustment device
The purpose of the adjustment device is to modify the constant "w" of the vehicle on the
the constant "k" of the taximeter.
1.2.5. Range of permissible errors
Range of permissible errors mentioned in item 5 only depends on the device
itself (errors). The actual value (point 5) used for
determination of errors are calculated from the constant "k" of the taximeter and rates
were in the taxi meter set.
Range of permissible errors determines the maximum deviation between the largest and
the smallest indications.
1.2.6. Changeover speed
Changeover speed is the speed at which the drive of the indicating device
the taximeter changes of mode of calculation by counting elapsed time mode
the calculation by counting the distance travelled, and vice versa.
This speed is obtained by dividing the "time" rates the rate of "distance".
1.2.7. Normal test conditions for the vehicle (for determining its
"Normal test conditions for the vehicle" are obtained, if:
a) tyres fitted to the wheel or wheels driving the taximeter are
of a type which has the same effective circumference "u", such as the wheels,
that are used for determination of the constants of the "w".
(b)) these tires must be in good condition and must be inflated to the
the correct pressure;
(c)), the load carried by the vehicle is approximately 150 kg. (According To the
the Convention corresponds to the weight of two adult persons, one of them is
(d)) the vehicle is moving under its own power in a straight line after
a level surface, at a speed (40 +/-5) km/h.
If these tests are carried out under different conditions, e.g.. with different
weights, different speeds or speed step, on the test
stand, etc., then the results are adjusted by the conversion factor
necessary to convert these values to the values that would provide for the
the above "normal test conditions".
THE UNIT OF MEASUREMENT
For information provided or displayed by taximeters are allowed only
the following units of measurement:
-metre or kilometre, for distance.
-Second, minute, or hour, for the last time.
The fare must be expressed in legal units.
3.1 measuring devices and calculated device
3.1.1. The taximeter must be constructed in such a way that it calculates and
show the amount of the fare solely on the basis of:
a) distance travelled (distance-based drive distances), if
the vehicle moving at a speed greater than the changeover speed;
(b)) time (elapsed time-driven drive) when the vehicle is moving
at a rate less than the changeover speed or has stopped.
3.1.2 the distance-based Drive must be effected by distance wheels, reversing
vehicles, however, must not cause a reduction in the value of the fare, or shown
the distance travelled.
Drive past the time driven must be effected by time, which may
be activated only a control device of the taximeter.
If the mechanical timekeeping manually wound, then it must work
at least eight hours without stretching or two hours if there is a
cocking system associated with each manual activities that precedes the
start of the taximeter.
If the mechanical timekeeping electrically wound, then it must be
How to auto.
The electrical timekeeping movement must be ready for action all the time.
3.1.3 distance-distance drive must each time settings
the first change of indication must take place rates until after the initial
distance is determined by the regulation of rates. Subsequent changes to the
on the indicator must correspond to the intervals on the same track.
The drive past the time when each of the tariffs
the first change of indication must take place after the expiry of the initial term, which in
each Member State shall determine in accordance with the regulation on tariffs. Subsequent changes to
the indicator must correspond the same time intervals.
Without any changes to the substance of the actuator must be the ratio between the initial
distances and subsequent intervals of distance is the same as the ratio between the
the initial period and subsequent time intervals regardless of
3.1.4 the adjusting device shall be so designed that after opening
the cover was not able to gain access to other parts of the taximeter.
3.1.5. The taximeter must be so designed as to be easy to
achieve any editing a calculated device that is necessary for the
allow changes to the rates imposed by regulation in each Member State of the
If the appliance is equipped with a so that it works with a wider range of rates,
than that is being applied, taximeters must in all unused
positions to calculate and display the fare calculated on the
the basis of one of the rates allowed by regulation in each Member State of the
3.2. control devices
3.2.1. It shall not be possible to set up the mechanism of the taximeter in motion, if
has not been activated a control device that is set to one of the
the following authorized positions:
3.2.2 operating position "free"
In the position "for hire":
and shall not indicate the amount of the fare) for the payment of, or must be
the indication is equal to zero. This indication may, however, be equal to the starting rate in
those Member States where this indication at the time of the adoption of this
the decree is used;
b) neither the distance-the distance, neither driven past the
time must not lead to the device indicating the value of the fare which
is to be paid;
c) indicator indicating possible supplements (3.3.7) must be
blank or must show "zero" indication.
3.2.3 Other operating position
Control devices must be so designed that, starting with the operational location
"Free" taximeter can be set successively in the following
and in the various rates), in ascending order of size
or in any other order authorized by each Member State
Regulation of rates; in these settings must be set to drive
distance-distance, elapsed time, and controlled drive supplement
indicator, if any;
(b)) to the operating position "FARE", which shows the final amount
to pay, without any extra charge. In this position, the actuator must be
elapsed time-driven and drive the distance-the distance
plugged in at a rate that is allowed in each Member State by the competent
Regulation of rates.
3.2.4. The function of the control device
The functionality of the device is subject to the following restrictions:
starting from any) operating position at any rate must not be
possible to return the taximeter to the operating position "for hire", without passing
through the "stopped" position. The transition from one tariff to another must, however,
still be possible;
(b)), starting from the "stopped" position must not be possible to return
the taximeter to the operating position at any tariff without passing through the
"for hire" position;
(c)) the taximeter must be so designed that changing from one tariff to another by
passing through the "for hire" position is possible only if the
the conditions are listed on the control device for this position (point 3.2.2)
When you pass this operating position fully met;
(d)) shall not be possible to operate the device in such a way
that the taximeter can assume other operating positions than those that have been
3.2.5. Special provisions
Regardless of the above requirements may be a sequence of different
rates also affected by automatically depending on the distance travelled
or the elapsed time during which the vehicle was rented, as is
established in each Member State in the regulation of rates.
3.3 indicating device
3.3.1 Display the taximeter shall be designed so that the important
for the customer are easy to read day or night.
3.3.2. the Amount of the fare to be paid, with the exception of any
the supplements shall be obvious from a simple deduction of the details in the form
aligned figures of a height of not less than 10 mm.
If the device was booted from the "for hire" position indicating the
control device, then on the indicating device must be
displayed a fixed amount corresponding to flag fall rate.
The value of the fare indication must change discontinuously, for rolling
increments of constant currency values.
3.3.3. The taximeter shall be equipped with a device to display still
indicates the appropriate operational location in accordance with the relevant requirements.
3.3.4. The taximeter shall be designed to enable you to connect
repeating indicating device for displaying the operating position or the used
rates on the exterior of the vehicle.
This Repeater device must not in any way interfere with the correct
the functionality of the meter, or permit access to or the drive mechanism
3.3.5 If required data are not expressed in the form of lit digits
or letters, the taximeter must have incorporated a device that these
indication lights up and that does not dazzle but is strong enough to
allow for easy reading.
It shall be possible to replace the light source of this device without
had to open the sealed portion of the unit.
3.3.6 shall be possible to annotate the taximeter totaling devices laid down
or permitted by the regulations, such as. recorders, which indicate:
and) the total distance travelled;
(b)) the total distance travelled in vacation mode;
(c)), the total number, indicating how many times the vehicle was rented;
(d)) the total number of recorded acquisitions units fare.
These records must correctly conform to the activities for which they are intended. Must
to represent information in aligned figures with a minimum
optical height is 4 mm.
3.3.7 the meter Must be able to equip the příplatkovým indicator, which
corresponds to the regulation and which is independent of the fare indicator, and that
in the "for hire" position automatically returns to zero.
These charges must be shown using ordered digits on the minimum
optical height of 8 mm, which shall not be greater than the height of the digits
indicating the fare.
3.4. Optional supplementary devices
A taximeter may in addition be equipped with additional devices, such as
and) recording devices to the vehicle owner;
(b)) equipment for printing tickets or strip indicating the amount of the fare to
The presence of such devices and their operation must not affect the correct
the function of the taximeter itself.
taximeters must have a robust and thorough implementation.
Their essential components must be made of materials, which guarantee
adequate strength and stability.
taximeter itself and cover any adjustment
a device that is not incorporated in the housing of the taximeter, as well the sleeve
transmission members, must be so constructed that the essential components
the mechanism cannot be reached from the outside and to be protected from
dust and moisture.
Access to parts, which could be set up without damage
warranty seals, may not be possible (section 6).
4.1 General description and identification
Each taximeter must bear on display or on a sealed plate
the following markings, which must be under normal installation conditions
easily visible and legible:
and the manufacturer's name and address) or character
(b)) indicate the type of instrument, its number and year of manufacture,
(c)) EEC type-approval mark,
d) constant "k", (with a relative accuracy of not more than 0.2%).
Each taximeter must be provided with faces:
and for the additional information) if required, relating to the instrument
or the vehicle according to the requirements of the relevant regulation,
(b) apart from the initial subcommand) EEC verification and other labels if they are
laid down in the specific legislation.
4.2 special views
4.2.1. The importance of the values indicated must be displayed clearly, legibly and
clearly, near box, all indicating devices.
4.2.2. Name or designation of the monetary unit must be displayed next to the
indication of the fare for a ride and charges that they pay.
RANGE OF PERMISSIBLE ERRORS
Trying to gauge the distance travelled and time elapsed, prepared for
installation and equipped with en suite facilities, on the test stand must be
(conventional) the actual value of the measured quantities such as that resulting from
the size of the "k" displayed on the device and from the rates that were in the taximeter
The actual value of these variables must be contained between the maximum and
the minimum vacation indications.
5.1 drive distance-distance range of permissible errors
for a given distance travelled must not exceed:
and for the initial distance) (3.1.3): 2% of the true value; However,
for initial distances that are less than 1 000 metres,
acceptable value 20 yards;
(b)) for subsequent distances: 2% of the true value.
5.2 at the time of the last drive, the range of permissible errors for
a given time must not exceed:
for the initial time) (3.1.3): 3% of the true value; However, for the
the initial period of time, that are less than 10 minutes, it is an acceptable value 18
(b)) for subsequent times: 3% of the actual value.
5.3 the relevant provisions must determine whether the entire measurement system shall be
(taximeter + vehicle) is set up in such a way as to limit the scope of
permissible errors are symmetric with respect to zero error or
asymmetric; distance-distance drive's error that
refers to the actual distance travelled by the vehicle.
THE GAUGE MEASURES OFFICIAL MARK
6.1 the following taximeter components must be carried out so as to make them
possible to obtain official mark:
and) housing in which the internal mechanism of the taximeter is enclosed;
(b) cover the adjustment devices;)
(c)) the protective covers of the mechanical or electrical devices which link
the entry point on the taximeter with the corresponding component specified by the vehicle
for connection to the instrument, including the detachable parts
the adjustment device;
(d)) if it is a mechanism for measuring electrically natahován and
the taximeter control device is electrically driven: the electrical
e) the electrical cable connections of the Repeater device referred to in point
3.3.4 if connected.
6.2 All official signs shall be placed in such a way that no
the breach was not possible access to protected parts and links.
6.3. the EEC type-approval Certificate shall specify where to be official
tags to be placed and, if appropriate, the nature and form of the official marks.
THE INITIAL EEC VERIFICATION
7.1 if required complete EEC verification, then you must initial verification
the taximeter performed in several stages.
7.2. First stage: the taximeter must bear an initial subcommand
EEC verification, if:
and its type) has received EEC type-approval,
(b)) it conforms to the approved type and shall bear the markings required in point
(c)) the scope of these errors complies with the requirements of 5.1 and 5.2.
7.3 the Subsequent stages: for these stages correspond to the authorities in the country where the
These stages include:
-prior to installation on the vehicle:
and instrument settings according to the examination) of point 5.3,
(b) examination of the tariff adjustment) under the relevant legislation;
-After installation on the vehicle:
an examination of the entire measuring system thus constructed.
1) Decree No. 262/2000 Coll., which ensures consistency and accuracy
measuring instruments and measurements.
2) Decree No. 332/2000 Coll., laying down some of the procedures in the
type-approval and verification of measuring instruments, called marker set