Over what age do you need to take a DVLA group 2 medical examination?
At the age of 45 years and at relevant periods thereafter undertake a DVLA Group 2 medical examination in accordance with the current Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.
What must you do at all times?
Behave in a civil and orderly manner at all times.
What must you do to ensure the safety of passengers carried in, entering, or alighting the vehicle?
Take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of passengers carried in, entering, or alighting the vehicle.
How must you dress when driving the private hire vehicle?
Be clean and tidy in appearance and dressed in a manner not to cause embarrassment or offence to members of the public. (Swimming costumes, sleeveless vest tops, any clothes displaying a name of a sports club or its logo or offensive language, or tracksuit bottoms are not considered acceptable).
What must you not do to announce your presence to the hirer.
Not sound his horn to announce his presence to the hirer.
What must you do when not being actually hired?
Ensure that when driving a hackney carriage and plying for hire in the street, and not actually hired; • he proceeds to one of the stands fixed by the Council; • where the stand is occupied by the full number of vehicles, he proceed to another stand the parks immediately behind the vehicles already on the stand so as to face the same direction; and • he moves forward to fill any space left by the vehicle immediately in front moving off
Can you interfere with the choice someone wishes to make when choosing which taxis to hire?
Not interfere with, or direct another person to interfere with, the free selection by any person of the particular vehicle on a taxi stand which the person may wish to hire.
What personal belongings are you allowed to carry in the boot / luggage compartment?
Ensure that the boot/ luggage compartment of the vehicle is kept clear of personal belongings to ensure there is adequate storage for the luggage of passengers.
How are you expected to keep the interior of the vehicle?
Ensure that the interior of the licensed vehicle is kept clean, tidy and free of any litter or other rubbish.
Whats the rule on carrying passenger luggage?
Ensure that when requested by a passenger, they • Carry a reasonable quantity of luggage • Provide reasonable assistance in loading and unloading luggage • Provide reasonable assistance in removing the luggage to or from the entrance of any place where the passenger is picked up or dropped off.
What sort of dogs are you expected to transport?
Carry assistance dogs where requested by a fare paying passenger and no charge shall be made for carrying such a dog whilst in the company of a disabled person or a person training such a dog.
If the driver meets the requirements under Section 166,169 or 171 of the Equality Act 2010, what must they do?
If they meet the requirements under Section 166,169 or 171 of the Equality Act 2010 apply for a Certificate of Exemption from the Licensing Department and display the exemption in the vehicle at all times while on duty.
What must you not do to the taximeter?
Not tamper with the taximeter, the fittings or the seals attached to the meter.
When can you cancel the fare from the taximeter?
Not, at the end of the hiring, cancel the fare from the face of the meter until the passenger has had the opportunity of examining it and has paid the fare.
When can you take a detour from the shortest route?
You must always take the shortest or most direct route unless otherwise requested.
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