What is the Taxi knowledge test?

The tests, which are computer based, test your knowledge and understanding of a number of topic areas including; driving theory, the Highway Code, best driving practice and issues about the taxi industry.

How do I become a taxi driver in Scotland?

Taxi driver licence

  1. be at least 21-years-old;
  2. have held a current driving licence entitling you to drive in the UK for a continuous period of 12 months immediately prior to applying; and.
  3. sit and pass a knowledge test before a licence is granted.

What do I need to bring to PHV inspection?

When attending a vehicle inspection centre, you will need to bring the following original documents (these should be printed where necessary as electronic copies are not accepted) as they need to be presented at inspection: Existing TfL vehicle licence and discs (if applicable) V5c DVLA Vehicle Registration Certificate.

How do I become a taxi driver in Edinburgh?

An applicant must have held an appropriate DVLA driver’s licence for a minimum of 12 months. Medical examination required. Successful completion of training course and topographical test required. Please note we cannot accept paper application forms, postal application forms, cash or cheque payments.

How much is a taxi theory test?

Theory test fees

Test category Price
Car and Motorcycle £23.00
Taxi Driver £34.00
Bus and Lorry Multiple Choice £26.00
Bus and Lorry Hazard Perception £11.00

How much does it cost to become a taxi driver in Scotland?

Complete the application form and pay the appropriate fee to the Council, currently £180. Payment can be by cheque, postal order or by card. Your new licence will last for 1 year. Thereafter, to renew your licence the cost is £109 for 1 year or £173 for 3 years.

How much is a taxi license in Scotland?

Driver licence – £128. Car licence – £261. 6 month vehicle check – no fee.

How do I book a PCO test?

You can book your inspection by calling 0343 222 5555 (TfL call charges apply) or if you are the owner or registered keeper of a single vehicle you can book your inspection slot through your online account.

How old can a taxi be in Scotland?

The upper age limit for any licensed saloon-type vehicle (ie non purpose built vehicles) is 10 years but purpose-built vehicles licensed as taxis have no upper age limit.

How long does a taxi driving test take?

The test in its entirety is about an hour. The first part or the largest part of that is probably about 38 to 40 minutes, would be the driving element of the test. So there’s some general driving on a variety of road and traffic conditions.

How much does a black cab driver earn UK?

Most put in a 40- to 50-hour week and earn around £23,000 after expenses. It’s not a cheap business to run. A new vehicle costs £28,000, insurance £1,600 a year, garage fees another £1,300 and then there are repairs on top of that.

How do I become a taxi driver?

You can apply directly to become a taxi driver if you’ve got a taxi driver’s licence. This is often a common way into this job. You’ll need to meet the registration and licensing requirements of the taxi company you’ll be working for and the local authority area where you’ll operate.

How do I get a PCR test in Scotland?

You can no longer get free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from the NHS. Instead, you can buy PCR tests from shops and pharmacies, including online. You might also be able to get free PCR tests if you’re eligible.

How many taxi drivers are there in Scotland?

37,000 taxi driver
It has been estimated there are more than 37,000 taxi driver and private hire licenses in Scotland, and their working week would, in pre-Covid times, see the meter switched on for any and every sector, spanning public and private.

How do I contact West Lothian taxis?

West Lothian Taxis – 444444 Taxis Call Now – 01506 444 444 We are a well-established West Lothian Taxis and private hire Booking Agency covering the West Lothian area, bordered by Edinburgh City, Midlothian, Falkirk and Lanarkshire.

Where can I get a taxi test in Edinburgh?

All vehicles are tested at the Taxi Examination Centre, Murrayburn Road, Edinburgh and for the avoidance of doubt like all of the hire car conditions of fitness a vehicle must comply with these conditions to the satisfaction of the Cab Inspector. Can I apply to licence a vehicle which is not on the approved list?

Do I need a licence to drive a wheelchair accessible taxi?

All taxis must be wheelchair accessible and meet the accessibility standards set out in the licensing conditions. The Team are able to provide general guidance on the scheme but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required.

How many taxis can be licensed at one time?

The Council does not restrict the numbers of taxis which can be licensed. All taxis must be wheelchair accessible and meet the accessibility standards set out in the licensing conditions.

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