What is involved in a taxi driving test?

The main focus of the test will be on road safety and the safe conveyance of passengers. Your passengers must feel safe at all times. The driving part of the test will last for around forty minutes. You will have to drive on a wide range of roads and in a variety of road traffic conditions.

What is taxi exam?

All licensed taxi drivers must pass a taxi driving test. A taxi driver should be able to show that they’re considerate, safety conscious and have a high degree of vehicle control skills to make sure that customers travel in comfort and safety.

How long does it take to get a hackney license?

You must have held a full DVLA driving licence for a minimum of 2 years. You must provide proof that you have the right to work in the UK. You must have fully read the Statement of Fitness and Suitability. This is particularly relevant.

How do I become a taxi driver UK?

You’ll need to:

  1. complete a driving skills assessment.
  2. have a full UK or EU driving licence, held for at least 12 months, or 3 years if working in London.
  3. pass background checks.
  4. pass a medical check.
  5. be over 18 but over 21 in some areas, including London.

What is taxi periodic training?

Introduced in September 2015, taxi driver periodic training is a legal requirement for taxi drivers operating in Northern Ireland, in order to improve their skills and knowledge. Taxi drivers must complete a minimum of 35 hours periodic training every five years in order to retain their taxi driving licence.

How much do taxi drivers make UK?

The average taxi driver in the UK earns between £20,000 to £30,000 per year. The average rate of pay per hour for a UK-based taxi driver is between £9 to £15 per hour, with rates often going into the range of £18-£25 during certain periods, such as bank holidays and Saturday evenings.

What is a black taxi?

A hackney or hackney carriage (also called a cab, black cab, hack or London taxi) is a carriage or car for hire. A hackney of a more expensive or high class was called a remise.

How do I become a hackney carriage or private hire driver?

To become a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Driver you must meet the following standards

  1. You must have a right to work in the UK.
  2. You must be 18 or over.
  3. You must have held a full British or EU Driving Licence for one or more years.
  4. You must have a basic understanding of spoken and written English.

How much is taxi licence UK?


Licence type Fee
Driver Licence (first application) three year licence £254.00 (Made up of Non-refundable search fee £180 and Licence fee of £74). Online payment
Driver Licence (renewal) renewable 3 yearly £254.00 (Made up of Non-refundable search fee £180 and Licence fee of £74). Online payment

Do taxi drivers make good money UK?

Taxi drivers in the UK can earn upwards of £30,000 per year. Many of the UK’s cab drivers are self-employed, and so paid by the hour/day—meaning they’re free to work (and earn) as much as they like. The average taxi driver in the UK is paid between £9-£15 hourly.