Out and about with compliance: The Everest


Last Saturday, members of the Point to Point Transport Commissioner’s on-street compliance team attended The Everest Raceday at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Authorised Officers conducted about 100 checks on taxis and hire vehicles within the grounds of Royal Randwick Racecourse to ensure the safety of passengers and patrons in and around the grounds.

A total of 24 Penalty Notices were issued to taxi drivers for not clearly displaying their driver identity document (21) and for hire vehicles for not displaying a retroreflective sign (3).

“Our on-street compliance activity is a vital part of ensuring the safety of patrons using point to point transport to get to and from the venue,” the Commissioner said.

Penalty Notices are issued when drivers are in breach of the point to point transport law or one or more particular safety standard.

The high compliance rate at the race, coupled with a small number of notices issued during the compliance activity is a good indicator of safe point to point transport services.

More information on safety standards for drivers can be found here.