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Taxi and Private Hire Driver Assessments

What is it?

Taxi and Private Hire Driver Assessments are arranged in Gloucestershire as part of the licensing procedure for taxi and private hire drivers. It lasts for one hour and the assessor is looking for normal and safe standard of driving.

Who is it for?

The six district councils within Gloucestershire, with encouragement from us, have incorporated this assessment scheme into their licensing procedures for taxi drivers.

Taxi and PHV drivers are responsible for the safety and comfort of their fee-paying passengers. Good, considerate drivers are noticeable by others – especially where business names and telephone numbers are displayed on the vehicle.

How does it work?

Before taking the driver assessment you must contact your Licensing Authority as this is part of the Taxi/Private Hire licensing procedure.

A written confidential report will be given following the assessment.

If you are not up to a satisfactory standard, you will be given a copy of the driver assessment report, along with guidance and advice necessary to bring you up to standard – the choice will be yours.

When does it happen?

It can be arranged at a time to suit you.

Where do I attend?

Arrangements can be made to suit you. It could start from your home or work location.

How much does it cost?

The current cost of the Taxi/Private Hire driver assessment is £30.00.

What’s next?

Please remember the Licensing office is your first point of contact to obtain a Taxi/PH drivers licence.

How do I find out more?

Contact us or use the online application form, or call 01452 425662.

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