WHAT IS A TAXI DRIVER ASSESSMENT TEST?

Some local authorities require that you pass a taxi driver assessment test in order to drive a taxi or private hire vehicle. To find out if your local authority requires you to take a taxi driver assessment please contact them directly. 

There are 3 types of taxi driver assessment you can take:

Standard Taxi Assessment:

A manoeuvre where you’ll be asked to turn your vehicle to face the opposite direction. Around 10 minutes of driving without being given turn-by-turn directions by the assessor. Stops at the side of the road as if a passenger is getting in or out. Related questions, like what to do if a passenger leaves property in your vehicle, questions from The Highway Code and identifying traffic signs and road markings. You may also be asked to demonstrate an emergency stop.


Wheelchair Assessment:
You’ll have to do a wheelchair assessment if you want to drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle. You’ll need to bring a wheelchair accessible vehicle. You’ll need to show your ability to: Safely load and unload the wheelchair in your vehicle. Use the wheelchair brakes to secure and release it. Fasten the seat belts or safety harnesses. Secure any wheel belts or clamps fitted to your vehicle.


Enhanced Assessment:

This assessment is a combination of both the standard and wheelchair assessments combined. (the wheelchair exercise is conducted first, followed by the standard driving assessment)

 

Vehicle Requirements:

Your vehicle should be either a vehicle owned by you, or a vehicle you are using with permission of the owner (e.g. a hire vehicle). The vehicle must be fully roadworthy and must not be displaying any warning lights. Either a manual or an automatic vehicle is acceptable. We reserve the right for our assessors to check the tax and MOT status of your vehicle where an assessor has reasonable concern that your vehicle is not roadworthy.

WhatsApp Our Recruitment Manager:

WhatsApp our recruitment manager on: 07599046177 if you are in need of booking yourself or someone whom you know in for a taxi driver assessment test.