Threat to bride’s vintage dream
1:25pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Your Say
Can I bring to the attention of your readers that proposals by the Law Commission will affect the provision of wedding and funeral cars. The proposal is that they will have to comply with the same legislation as private hire and taxis.
For many, a dream of a daughter going to her wedding in a vintage car becomes a reality on the day. However that aspiration is now under threat if proposals by the Law Commission are carried through. Normally each vintage car is used for about 10 wedding days per year. Both owners and drivers fear that new charges and compliance with regulations will add in costs that will increase charges and may be prohibitive in providing a vintage car in future.
Drivers of the vehicles will also have to be licensed paying out fees and undergo enhanced CRB checks and other assessments etc. Vehicles will have to be tested to local authority standards and again this will add in more operating costs.
Wedding and funeral cars have always been exempt from certain parts of the legislation. If you believe this should remain the case then before September 10 2012 please email email@example.com or write to Public Law Team (Taxi and Private Hire), Law Commission, Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London SW1H 9LJ. Steve Wakefield Middleleaze Drive Swindon