New online feature to make understanding driver disqualifying offences easier


The Point to Point Transport Commission has launched a new online feature that will help the industry understand and comply with their safety obligations in relation to disqualifying offences for drivers of taxis or hire vehicles.

Under point to point transport laws, a driver must not drive a taxi or hire vehicle being used to provide a passenger service if they have been found guilty of a disqualifying offence for drivers.

A searchable online database containing all driver disqualifying offences is now available on the Commission’s website. The database lists the three categories of disqualifying offences (Criminal, Serious Driving and Point to Point Safety), and can be searched by keywords related to the offence, law part code, or section/clause of the Act that the offence relates to.

It is important to note that the online database is provided as a guide only. Industry should always refer to Clause 24 of the Regulation for the definitive list of disqualifying offences, and may also wish to seek their own independent legal advice.

If you would like further information, please refer to the Disqualifying Offences for Drivers of Taxis or Hire Vehicles fact sheet or contact us.