Relations between passenger and carrier in Prague Integrated Transport (PIT) are based mainly on provisions of the Road Traffic Act No. 111/1994 Coll., § 18 as amended, and Act No. 266/1994 Coll., § 37, as amended, that establish the basic obligations of the passenger and carrier during transport. Obligations of the carrier are ensured by the person in charge of the carrier, i.e. a driver or a transport inspector, equipped with an inspection badge or carrier ID (hereafter authorized person).
(other than issuing instructions and commands to passengers to ensure their safety, the safety and flow of traffic and the safety of other passengers)
Other conditions that must be complied with during PIT transport are mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of Carriage and in the PIT tariff.
In all cases where a passenger does not pay the supplementary charge (fine) imposed on the site of inspection, the authorized person is to elicit the passenger's personal data and fill in the „Record of Transport Inspection" (ROTI), a copy of which is to be given to the passenger and the original handed over to the relevant transport company (TC) workplace at the end of the shift.
The designated personnel will mark the date of receipt on the ROTI and insert the prescribed data into a computer database of TC debtors, while each case is automatically assigned a reference number under which it is managed according to its development. After this operation, the ROTI originals are continually transferred to the TC penalty fare desk.
Note: The personal data of passengers who have not paid supplementary charges on the site of inspection are stored in the TC automated system, in accordance with § 5 , paragraph 2, letter e) of the Act on Personal Data Protection No. 101/2000 Coll., as amended, and in this sense may be used to recover the amount owed and also passed on to the law office, courts and executors.
If the passenger decides not to pay the imposed supplementary charge (fine) at a reduced rate (and the fare) at the penalty fare desk, then on the basis of a mandate agreement, the originals of the ROTI of outstanding cases are continually transferred for further enforcement, including dealing with transport claims via the local civil law court.
A transport claim is defined as an unpaid fare and supplementary charge to the fare (fine), as well as other costs incurred as part of the recovery process (related to unpaid cases).