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Taxi and Private Hire Car Licensing: Best Practice for Licensing Authorities, Second Edition, April 2012

Published: 5 Apr 2012
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781780457772

Guidance for local licensing auhtorities on the licensing of taxis and private hire cars and their drivers.

Taxi and Private Hire Car Licensing: Best Practice for Licensing Authorities, Second Edition, April 2012
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ISBN 978 1 78045 777 2 (Web publication only)
DPPAS 12868

This document is also available in pdf format (401k)

Contents

MINISTERIAL FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1 SCOPE OF BEST PRACTICE

Chapter 2 THE ROLE OF LICENSING

Chapter 3 ENFORCEMENT

Chapter 4 ACCESSIBILITY AND THE EQUALITY ACT
Duty to carry guide, hearing and prescribed assistance dogs

Chapter 5 VEHICLES
Vehicle specification
Imported vehicles: type approval
Vehicle testing
Security
Vehicle identification
Environmental considerations
Exemptions from licensing
Licensing of stretch limousines and other special events vehicles
Quantity restrictions on taxi licenses
Return of plates - section 10(6)

Chapter 6 TAXI FARES

Chapter 7 LICENSING OF BOOKING OFFICES

Chapter 8 DRIVERS
Duration of licenses
Criminal record checks
Age limits
Medical fitness
Driving experience
Driving proficiency
Training
Topographical knowledge

Chapter 9 FLEXIBLE TRANSPORT SERVICES

Chapter 10 COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES

Chapter 11 LOCAL TRANSPORT STRATEGIES

ANNEX A Assessing quantity controls of taxi licenses


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