The new Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Maximum Fares) Order 2015 was launched last Thursday, 30 April 2015. The Order brings in a number of changes including an average increase in fares of around 4%, simplification of the fare bands to just an A and B band, and a reduction in the initial hire charge with a corresponding decrease in distance and time meaning the meter will start after 500m or 85 seconds. There will be no change in standard and premium rates.
All taximeters should have been reprogrammed to support the new fare structure by 30 April 2015, however due to the difficulties in getting appointments with your installers the NTA has extended the date to 21 May 2015 for all vehicle licence holders. A fixed penalty of €250 will be issued from 22 May onwards for any drivers operating under the old regime.
Take action and contact your meter installer now. Once reprogrammed contact Applus on 01 413 5951 to get your meter checked and sealed.
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