Taximeter Program Update
The Maximum Taxi Fare changes on 01 February 2018.
- All taximeters must be programmed (calibrated) AND sealed (verified) with the new fare in order to operate from 01 February 2018.
Calibration is completed by a private taximeter installer of your choice. Verification is completed by NSAI Legal Metrology through its contractor Applus. It is the responsibility of the taxi operator to arrange for both calibration and verification in good time.
In circumstances where this is not possible, the taxi may not be operated unless formal evidence from Applus of a verification appointment is provided on the spot by the driver to An Garda Síochána, NTA Compliance Officers or Legal Metrology Inspectors.
Operating with a taximeter not appropriately calibrated and verified will attract an NTA fine of €60 up to €250 depending on the circumstances and/or prosecution under the Metrology Act.
Contact Applus on 01 413 5951 to book a taximeter verification appointment.
The Taximeter Program Update (pdf) list shows which taximeters can operate with dual programs that will allow you to get your taximeter updated with the 2018 fare now.
Note: For some taximeters there is more than one program/installer and so you should check with your installer that their individual program is Legal Metrology approved.
Once the programme is installed, Applus is the Authorised Verifier of taximeters appointed by LMS for the verification and sealing of the taximeter in the licensed taxi: they are now able to verify meters with the dual programmed 2018 fare.
Contact them on 01 413 5951 to book a taximeter verification appointment.
This list will be frequently updated as more programs are approved.
Taximeter programs approved by Legal Metrology - contact your installer…..
- ATA Gleike
- VIKING ELECTRONICS
Once the programme is installed, Applus is the Authorised Verifier of taximeters appointed by Legal Metrology for the verification and sealing of the taximeter in the licensed taxi: they are now able to verify meters with the dual programmed 2018 fare.
- Contact Applus on 01 413 5951 to book a taximeter verification appointment.
New Test Facility | Ballymount NCT Centre
Applus Car Testing Ltd. have opened a new test facility in Ballymount for taximeter verification.
Location: Unit S1 Ballymount Ind. Est, Ballymount Drive, Dublin | GPS : 53.314963 | -6.344630
Find all locations for Applus Car Testing Services Ltd
Contact 01 413 5951 to make an appointment to have your taximeter verified.
2018 Taxi Fare Increase
The Board of the National Transport Authority met on the 15th September and approved the proposed increase in the maximum taxi fare by an average of 3.22%, to take effect on 01 February 2018.
Please click this link for further details
- Approved Maximum Fare Order Proposal.
- Technical Guidelines New Taximeter Installer Technical Guidelines (applicable 1st February 2018)
Taxi Installer Information - 2018 Fare Increase
Section 39 (3) of the 2008 Legal Metrology Regulations states that all new tariff programs for taximeters must be verified by NSAI Legal Metrology before they can be installed in an operational taximeter. To this end, all Installers of taximeters who program or distribute programs must contact Legal Metrology at:
NSAI Legal Metrology
Poppintree Industrial Estate,
Ballymun, Dublin 11.
Tel: (01) 864 3848
Legal Metrology will commence testing of taxi programs with the 2018 fare from the 2nd October 2017.
Successfully tested programs will be released from the 16th October 2017.
Verification of Taximeters with 2018 Fare
The Legal Metrology Authorised Verifier, Applus Car Testing Ltd. will commence verification of taximeters capable of running the current fare and new 2018 fare from the 23rd October nationwide. Schedule your appointment early as verification slots cannot be guaranteed closer to the 1st February 2018.
Display of Pricing
Legislation is in place that requires the use of metric units at all times. Section 4.(1) of S.I. No. 255/1992 - European Communities (Units of Measurement) Regulations, 1992, states that “The use of the units of measurement specified in Chapter 1 (set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations) of the Annex to the Council Directive is hereby authorised and all units of measurement in the metric system shall be determined in accordance with that Chapter”.
When displaying pricing by length or volume, metric units must be used. Imperial units may also be used, but the text used for the display of the imperial units may not be more prominent than the text used for the display of the metric units. Section 7.(1) (b) of S.I. No. 255/1992 states that “the indication expressed in an authorised unit shall predominate and a supplementary indication shall be expressed in characters no larger than those of the corresponding indication in an authorised unit”.
All pricing displays should be revised to ensure compliance with the requirements of S.I. No. 255/1992 – European Communities (Units of Measurement) Regulations. Legal Metrology Inspectors regularly conduct inspections to determine compliance with these regulations.