Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017
77F Certificate evidence
(1) In proceedings for an offence against this Part, a certificate purporting to be signed by an authorised officer certifying that—(a) the officer is authorised under the Act to operate a smartcard reader, and(b) a person named in the certificate produced a smartcard for inspection by the authorised officer, and(c) the authorised officer used a smartcard reader to read information off that smartcard, and(d) the reading took place on the date and at the time stated in the certificate, andis admissible and is prima facie evidence of the particulars certified in and by the certificate.(e) the information specified in the certificate was obtained from that reading,(2) In proceedings for an offence against this Part, evidence of the condition of a smartcard reader, or of the manner in which it was operated, is not required unless evidence sufficient to raise doubt that the smartcard reader was in proper condition and properly operated has been adduced.(3) This clause does not apply in respect of a smartcard that is an approved payment device.