27 Nov 2018, 17.38


The Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport will consider the general scheme of a proposed Government bill for regulating the operation of rickshaws on Ireland’s streets on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 1:30 p.m.

The Committee and witnesses from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will discuss the General Scheme of the Taxi Regulation (Amendment) (Rickshaw) Bill 2018, which was published this month.

“The rising use of rickshaws on already crowded streets is raising understandable concerns for road safety and highlighting the need for regulation and the creation of new enforceable standards of conduct,” said Committee Chairman Fergus O’Dowd TD.

“The general scheme proposes a range of initiatives to address many currently unregulated issues, including the fees charged, licensing conditions and the potential creation of new powers for seizing so-called pedicabs and detaining their drivers in cases where they are suspected of operating illegally,” Deputy O’Dowd said. “Members will have many questions for departmental officials on the detail of these and other proposals for strengthening safety and professional standards among rickshaw operators.”

The meeting in Committee Room 2 can be viewed live here.

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