Taxi or cab – what can PHVs display?

Taxi or cab – what can PHVs display?

FollowFollowFollowFollow “Uber drivers in South Gloucestershire will not be allowed to display ‘taxi’ on their cars”. What does the law say on PHV signage?  It is clearly important for the public to understand what type of licensed vehicle they are...
Driver’s licences – how long is too long?

Driver’s licences – how long is too long?

FollowFollowFollowFollow In Barrow, the trade have reportedly been told that three year driver licences are the norm even if special circumstances apply such drivers approaching retirement.  What is the law on this and does special circumstances make a difference?...
Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire licensing is strictly regulated, more so than most other types of licensing.  Cleary there are good reasons for this however such a strictly regulated regime also such as hackney carriage and private hire licensing also...
TfL removes ‘Relevant Vocational Qualification’ Concessions

TfL removes ‘Relevant Vocational Qualification’ Concessions

FollowFollowFollowFollow Transport for London (TfL) will remove the ‘relevant vocational qualification’ concession for topographical skills.  At the moment, there is a statutory requirement for private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers to satisfy TfL that they have an...
Taximeters

Taximeters

FollowFollowFollowFollow Under section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976: “A district council may fix the rates or fares within the district as well for time as distance, and all other charges in connection with the hire of a vehicle or...
Taximeters

Seatbelts in licensed vehicles – do you know the law?

FollowFollowFollowFollow Do you know the specific rules and laws that apply to wearing seatbelts in licensed vehicles and who is responsible? Taxi and private hire drivers are exempt from wearing seatbelts under the following circumstances (reg. 6 The Motor Vehicles...