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HACKNEY  COACHES

 

Bye-Laws of the Commissioners for the Improvement of High and Low Harrogate, for regulating the number of persons to be carried in, and the rates or fares to be paid for using hackney coaches or carriages, licensed to ply for hire within the limits of the High and Low Harrogate Improvement Act; the hours within which the Bye-Laws as to the rates or fares are to be in force ; and also the drivers or persons attending the same ; made and ordained at a ,meeting of the Commissioners, held on the 6th day of December, 1852, as an addition to the Bye-Laws made for regulating hackney carriages, &c., on the 22nd day of November, 1841 :-

1. That the owner or driver of any carriage drawn by two horses, shall not be allowed to carry therein or thereupon more than seven passengers, exclusive of the driver ; or of any carriage drawn by one horse, not more than five passengers, exclusive of the driver; or of any carriage drawn by two mules, not more than five passengers, exclusive of the driver; or of any carriage drawn by one mule, not more than three passengers, exclusive of the driver. Provided always, that a child or children under the age of five years shall not be counted in any of the above cases.

2. That the owner or driver of any carriage drawn by two horses, shall not be allowed to charge more than two shillings and sixpence; or of any carriage drawn by one horse, not more than one shilling and sixpence ; or of any carriage drawn by two mules, not more than one shilling and sixpence; or of any carriage drawn by one mule, not more than one shilling, from any starting-place to any other part within the limits of the Improvement Act. ( These limits extend North and South from the turnpike-gate on the Skipton Road to Wetherby Road, and East and West from Bogs' Lane, near the old Workhouse, to Pannal Lane, on the Otley Road - and, of course, includes all Harrogate).

3. That the owner or driver of any carriage drawn by two horses, shall not be allowed to charge more than three shillings and sixpence per hour ; or of any carriage drawn by one horse, not more than two shillings and sixpence per hour ; or of any carriage drawn by two mules, not more than two shillings and sixpence per hour, or of any carriage drawn by one mule, not more than one shilling and sixpence per hour.

4. That no person under the age of fifteen years shall be allowed to drive any horse or mule carriage.

5. That the foregoing Bye-Laws for regulating the fares of hackney carriages shall be in force from six o'clock in the morning until sunset.

6. That if the owner or driver of any carriage shall violate, or refuse, or neglect to comply with any of the foregoing Bye-Laws, for the first offence his license may be suspended or revoked, as the Commissioners or the Hackney Coach Committee for the time being may think fit, and for a second or subsequent offence shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding the sum of forty shillings.



 
 
 

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