A taximeter will fail inspection/suitability if the tamper proofing has been exposed or if there is evidence that the seal has been interfered with in any way. All taximeters that have failed the suitability test to date, due to seal issues, have seen evidence of tampering and/or interference.
If the owner / operator of a taximeter suspects that a seal has been fitted incorrectly, at the time of verification, it should be brought to the attention of Applus Car Testing Ltd. personnel immediately. Once the vehicle and taximeter leave the test facility it is the responsibility of the owner / operator to protect the integrity of the seal while in trade use.
|Indication||Verification or In-service inspection|
|Distance||≤ 4 % in deficiency
No error in excess allowed
|Time||+/- 1 % of the elapsed time|
Legal Metrology verification activity is delivered through an external service delivery model by a network of Authorised Verifiers, private companies working on behalf of Legal Metrology. Verification of measuring instruments used for trade plays a key role in ensuring that compliant instruments are used to support the trading environment. Authorisation to conduct verifications is granted to applicants that demonstrate they have the required expertise and resources to carry out verification work.
Can I transfer my taximeter from one vehicle to another?
Yes, taximeters can be transferred from one vehicle to another provided that the taximeter is verified upon completion of installation into the vehicle. The transfer of a taximeter from one vehicle to another is deemed to invalidate the verification mark notwithstanding that any sealing or security arrangement remains unbroken or that the verification seal is still affixed or intact. Operating a taximeter after transfer without completing a verification is an offence that may lead to prosecution.
Are the seals on taximeters transferable?
No, the verification seals that are applied to taximeters are not transferable. These seals are tamper proof stickers that show your taximeter has been verified. It is an offence to tamper with these seals. Whenever an official seal is broken or removed to facilitate repair, alteration, transfer or adjustment of a taximeter, the mark must be destroyed immediately. Failure to do so may result in prosecution. The re-application of used seals is an offence and if found guilty you may be liable to prosecution.
My taximeter has been re-programmed. What do l need to do?
After re-programming of your taximeter it must then be verified before it can be used for trade. Operating an unverified taximeter is an offence.