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#58733 - 29/10/10 10:47 AM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: joyce taylor]
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Registered: 31/01/07
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Loc: byrness village
Some people are doing it legally if you go to the VOSA site there is an anonymous search by post code type in the post code hit search and it will tell you if there is a PSV lic at that address.We have one and I know Keld Lodge further down the Pennine Way has one there will be others but not many, it is much safer to check than guess.
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#58737 - 29/10/10 06:02 PM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: joyce taylor]
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Ive heard of some places offering the service but they use a local taxi firm to get around this licence issue.

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#58739 - 29/10/10 06:15 PM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Some legally then, but there must be lots more that are not aware of the necessity of a license. For example our B&B in St Bees offered us a lift from the Station, however we walked. They gave up a lift to and back from the pub later on and gave my wife a lift to the Station the following morning. As you know this kind of thing happens all the time, if it is illegal they need to know.
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#58740 - 29/10/10 10:28 PM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: Slogger]
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If they are star rated by Visit Britain then the info is very prominent on the Members website and `tourism toolbox`,that`s how I knew both that I needed to do it and how to go about it.It`s not worth taking the risk of getting sued and losing your business or worse still your home.
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#58758 - 30/10/10 07:54 PM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: joyce taylor]
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Registered: 30/07/09
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Loc: Yorkshire
Mentioned this at work today.

Councils have evidently already been informed of the legal position and now no longer accept adverts which suggest that a lift may be available. Stockists of their leaflets have been asked to replace older leaflets with up to date ones. It is probably only dinosaurs like me that still have old ones stuffed in their information folder (but, I might add, not from Monday). Councils, of course, have no powers over privately produced literature other than refusing to stock/sell them.

I asked how the law regarded me giving occasional lifts to distressed/misplaced/disinclined to continue visitors.

In my own vehicle I must be insured for business use (which I am) and in a liveried vehicle I am covered by the council insurance. My job does not require me to carry folks so it is a matter of my intention that is critical. If I happen across someone who I feel needs a lift, then, because it is my spur of the moment judgement I am OK (as I can carry a child without the regulation restraint in a situation that I had not foreseen). If I go out at a persons request to pick someone up then I should still be OK but this has not been tested in court yet!

Thanks for the advice Joyce. Anyone want some 3 year old Pennine .....

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#58760 - 30/10/10 08:23 PM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: slowcoach]
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Registered: 02/05/07
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I know you are going to tell me off Joyce - but this is just plain bonkers! I am sure most of us have been really happy about a friendly lift from a B&B owner. This is the compensation and bureaucracy culture gone mad.

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#58767 - 31/10/10 10:42 AM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: Bliss 60]
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There are several thousands of taxi and bus drivers who would disagree. If anyone who fancied it could just do your job without the qualifications or insurances in place I reckon you might see the point.
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#58768 - 31/10/10 10:46 AM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: joyce taylor]
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Just an after thought if the same Guest houses want to have a TV for you to watch they need to buy 3!!! seperate licences. A TV licence from the gov. A licence from the performance rights society (to reward the people who sing on the adverts) and another licence (can`t remember the name of it ) for the composers who wrote the music for the musicians to sing on the adverts. Thank goodness there is no TV or radio signal in Byrness.
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#58773 - 31/10/10 06:32 PM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: joyce taylor]
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An interesting aside was given to me today by one of the "hierarchy". If I come across people who are in distress for some reason then there is no problem in me giving them a lift.

If, however, I come across people who are just lost, missed the last bus, have taken an incorrect path etc etc, and are otherwise fit and well, technically I can only give them a lift to a phone box so that they can summons a taxi!

I'll think I'll pass on this and take a chance!

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#58777 - 31/10/10 09:52 PM Re: 17 or 18 days [Re: slowcoach]
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Going further-my van is insured for business and private use. Occasionally I do jobs for say one client followed by a job for their relative or friend who is not at home. Some times the client will accompany me in my van to their relatives address, to let me in. Would this compromise my insurance in the event of an accident and them getting hurt?
Dave.

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