Inspections, non-compliance and sanctions

Public Vehicle Investigations (PVI) unit is part of Roads and Maritime Services Compliance Operations Branch.

The PVI unit has two functions:

  1. The unit is responsible for the investigation into allegations of breaches of the Passenger Transport legislation
  2. The unit also conducts compliance activities to monitor compliance with legislation, policy and standards surrounding the passenger transport industry.

Public passenger vehicle inspections

Definition of terms used in the statistics:
  • Inspections: Compliance check of a vehicle and/or driver to identify breaches of the Regulations and ensure compliance of the Passenger Transport Legislation.
Month and year Taxi Hire Cars Buses Total
March 2016 523 213 146 882
April 2016 1141 344 138 1623
May 2016 645 211 57 913
June 2016 958 316 59 1333
July 2016 942 259 42 1243
August 2016 1331 412 96 1839
September 2016 555 188 21 764
October 2016 389 130 14 533
November 2016 631 209 111 951
December 2016 412 195 32 639
January 2017 505 130 22 657
February 2017 510 292 63 865
March 2017 541 396 71 1008

Non Compliance Notices against public passenger vehicles

Definition of terms used in the statistics:

  • Non Compliance Notices: A notice issued to the operator/driver of a vehicle advising the operator that this vehicle is defected and is required to have repairs performed as identified by the following notices:
    • Red Non Compliance Notices (NCN): Effective immediately the vehicle must not be used as a public passenger vehicle, until the defect is rectified and this NCN has been cleared.
    • Green Non Compliance Notices (NCN): The operator has a specified time to perform repairs to the vehicle as detailed on this notice.

Red Non Compliance Notices

* The powers to issue NCNs were withdrawn in December 2015 and reinstated in August 2016.

Month and Year Taxi Hire Cars Buses Total
October 2016 8 0 0 8
November 2016 12 0 0 12
December 2016 15 0 0 15
January 2017 18 0 0 18
February 2017 28 0 0 28
March 2017 36 0 0 36

Green Non Compliance Notices against public passenger vehicles

* The powers to issue NCNs were withdrawn in December 2015 and reinstated in August 2016.

Month and Year
Taxi Hire Cars Buses Total
October 2016 3 0 0 3
November 2016 2 0 0 2
December 2016 1 0 0 1
January 2017 0 0 0 0
February 2017 8 0 0 8
March 2017 1 0 0 1

Sanctions against public passenger vehicles and operators

Note: Sanctions include Formal Cautions.

Definition of terms used in the statistics:

  • Sanctions: Penalty or legal proceedings relating to breaches of the Passenger Transport Legislation.
Month and Year Taxi Hire Cars Buses Total
March 2016 107 2 69 11
April 2016 103 153 4 260
May 2016 55 25 0 80
June 2016 73 43 0 116
July 2016 57 52 3 112
August 2016 38 76 1 115
September 2016 17 56 0 73
October 2016 5 1 0 7
November 2016 32 0 1 33
December 2016 12 1 1 14
January 2017 5 0 0 5
February 2017 46 9 2 57
March 2017 45 19 1 65
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