Quarterly Report / January - March 2003
 
 

Annex J

Government Gazette Notice on New Taxi Driver Identity Plate

G.N. TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT

ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) REGULATIONS (Chapter 374)

TAXI DRIVER IDENTITY PLATE AND
TAXI DRIVER IDENTITY PLATE HOLDER

In exercise of the powers vested in me under regulation 51(6)(a) and 51(7)(a) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, Chapter 374, I hereby give notice that the specifications for the taxi driver identity plate and taxi driver identity plate holder shall be as follows:-

(I) TAXI DRIVER IDENTITY PLATE
 
 
Size: Minimum 125mm wide x 90mm high
 
  Colour: White.
 
  Content: The taxi driver identity plate shall:--
   
(i) show the captions '的士司机证' and 'TAXI DRIVER IDENTITY PLATE'; and with prior consent of the Commissioner for Transport, may also show the title 'XXXX(Year)年优质的士司机' and 'QUALITY TAXI DRIVER XXXX(Year)';
(ii)   show the '发出日期' and 'Date of issue' which shall be displayed in the format 'XX(date)/XX(month)/XXXX(year)';
(iii)   show the driver's full name as shown in the identity card in Chinese and where appropriate, in English;
(iv)   bear the driver's photograph taken not earlier than 12 months before the day of display;
(v)   show the Transport Department logo at the upper left part of the taxi driver identity plate; and with prior consent of the Commissioner for Transport, may also contain the Quality Taxi Service logo as specified by the Commissioner for Transport from time to time at the upper right part of the taxi driver identity plate;
(vi)   not show or bear any thing that is not specified in paragraphs (i),(ii),(iii),(iv) and (v) on the side facing the passenger;
(vii)   adhere to the specifications as shown in the Schedule.
(viii)   be blank or may contain the taxi association's name, logo and/or regulations on the side not facing the passenger.
 
  Lettering:
(i) For the name of the taxi driver, the English letters shall be at least 4.5 mm in height and in block type. The Chinese characters shall be at least 10 mm x 10 mm.
(ii)   For the caption 'TAXI DRIVER IDENTITY PLATE', the letters shall be at least 4 mm in height and in block type. The Chinese characters '的士司机证' shall be at least 5 mm in height.
(iii)   For the title 'QUALITY TAXI DRIVER XXXX(Year)', the letters and figures shall be at least 2.5mm in height. The Chinese characters and figures 'XXXX(Year)年优质的士司机' shall be at least 3.5mm in height.
(iv)   For the 'Date of issue', the letters shall be at least 2 mm in height. The Chinese characters '发出日期' shall be at least 3 mm in height.
(v)   For the date of issue, the numbers shall be at least 3 mm in height and in Arabic numerals.
(vi)   All letters, characters and figures shall be in black colour except the letters and characters for the title 'XXXX(Year)年优质的士司机' and 'QUALITY TAXI DRIVER XXXX(Year)' which shall be in green (Pantone 3285) colour. For the Transport Department logo, the logo except the letters and characters shall be in green (Pantone 3285) colour
 
  Photograph:
(i) The driver's photograph shall be displayed at the left part of the identity plate.
(ii)   Size: Minimum 40 mm wide x 45 mm high
(iii)   Colour: Either colour or black and white
 
  Construction: The taxi driver identity plate shall be plastic laminated.
 
  Position: The taxi driver identity plate shall be inserted in a plate holder and facing the passenger.
 
 
(II) TAXI DRIVER IDENTITY PLATE HOLDER
 
 
Construction:
(i) The identity plate holder shall be of such construction as to enable the identity plate to be inserted and clearly visible.
(ii)   The identity plate holder shall be of such construction which will not obstruct the display of the required information, or part of the information on the identity plate.
(iii)   The size of the plate holder together with identity plate inserted inside shall not exceed 14 cm wide x 13.5 cm high.
 
Colour: White or transparent.
 
Content: The holder shall:--
(i) show the registration mark of the taxi.
(ii)   not show or bear any thing or matter other than the registration mark of the taxi on the side facing the passenger.
(iii)   be blank, or may contain a logo or trade-mark on any one side not facing the passenger.
 
Lettering:
(i) The alphabets shall be at least 15 mm in height and in block type. All numbers shall be at least 15 mm in height and in Arabic numerals. All lettering shall be in black colour.
(ii)   The registration mark shall be shown in the middle lower part of the holder and be clearly visible.
 
Position: The identity plate holder shall be mounted securely on or against the dashboard to the left of the taximeter flag unit and facing the front seat passenger.
 
The above-mentioned specifications of taxi driver identity plate and taxi driver identity plate holder as gazetted under this notice shall be effective from 7 October 2002. At the same time, the specifications of taxi driver identity plate and taxi driver identity plate holder as gazetted in G.N. 1249 in 1994 shall be maintained until 31 December 2002 and be revoked with effect from 1 January 2003.
Robert FOOTMAN Commissioner for Transport

 

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Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver Identity Plate

Taxi Driver Identity Plate

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Quality Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver Identity Plate

Quality Taxi Driver Taxi Driver Identity Plate



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