In some council areas, before you are issued with a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Drivers Licence you must pass a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire DVSA test.
The DVSA strongly recommended that you take professional instruction prior to taking the test. At Flexdrive we are experienced in teaching the taxi requirements to “good” drivers – we all think we are better drivers than we actually are, this can sometimes require a very tactful approach.
The Taxi test is meant to reflect modern driving practices. The DVSA standard is at a level suitable for somebody with a full driving licence, but the test route is harder and longer (around 40 mins) than a normal learner test. You are allowed a maximum of 9 minor driving faults. For example not checking your mirrors effectively prior to slowing will get you 1 minor driving fault at the very least!
You must provide a roadworthy vehicle suitable for the purpose of the test, which must include head restraints and seat belts follow this link for more information on vehicles suitable for test. Obviously Flexdrive cars are suitable.