Passing taxi knowledge test is one of the many steps required to become a manchester private hire taxi driver. All new taxi drivers have to pass a taxi theory test before booking and taking the practical driving test. At the end of the test, your result will be displayed. Taxi driver knowledge test to ensure our local taxis drivers provide a safe and efficient service to their customer and have a good knowledge of the district, they have to learn and pass our local knowledge test. Fred housego is a former london taxi driver who became a television and radio personality and presenter after winning the bbc television quiz mastermind in 1980. Only use the routes as guidance for basing a representation of the types of roads and traffic systems to expect. To become a london taxi driver you need to send us an application. Please note some taxi driver assessments are observed by quality assurance staff. Oct 17, 2017 the knowledge is a series of tests which must be passed by all black cab drivers before they can get a licence to work in the capital. A report by transport for london revealed that only 2. Mr ali says the bristol knowledge test involves knowing the citys. Apply for a hackney carriage or private hire drivers licence. Apply for training course wolverhampton taxi knowledge badge.
Please see the guidance note for street knowledge test candidates. You will need to start learning the brighton and hove knowledge, see section knowledge schools and the knowledge test. Proceeds go towards our bobby scheme, the blue lamp trusts charitable arm which provides free home safety and security to. By passing this test it will help demonstrate that you have a. Btec introduction to the role of the professional taxi and private hire driver l2 certificate. The street knowledge test is meant to be an examination of a persons actual, memorised knowledge of an area.
What is the knowledge taxi test and why is the exam taken. All local authorities however, will require you have. Find out how to apply for a new hackney carriage or private hire driver licence we encourage you to apply online rather than attending the citizen service point csp. You will be asked 2 cabology questions questions about being a taxi driver. Taxi driver knowledge test to ensure our local taxis drivers provide a safe and efficient service to their customer and have a good knowledge of the district, they have to. Read the full story bristol city council says there is. Test routes are for bristol southmead routes 1 to 2. Bristol taxi driver says uber put people at risk by not. Diamond taxi information the blue lamp trust for taxi driving assessments 6. The public carriage office pco, which regulates and licenses taxis and private hire commonly known as. A copy of the guide to learning the knowledge of london the blue book. In order to secure a place on the test you will be required to make payment using debit or credit card. You must bring the following items to your assessment. Apply for a hackney carriage or private hire drivers.
If you do not bring your documents, your assessment may not be conducted and you may lose your fee. If the applicant is over 65, an annual medical check will be required disability awareness test. A taxi driver licence will only be issued once all requirements have been met. Bristol roadcole avenuesouthern avenuestroud roadpark end road. Recently, a new btec qualification has become available, this is also being delivered by the centre and covers 7 units to include. It is highly recommended that you enrol at a knowledge school, as they will be able to provide you with the best tuition and guidance. At appearances, knowledge boys and girls must, without looking at a map, identify the two points of interest in metropolitan london that their examiner. Private hire driver gains bristol licence despite not. Taxi driving test questions and answers many councils throughout the uk require that you pass a taxi assessment test to drive a taxi or private hire vehicle. Bradford test centre, morrisons supermarket, victoria shopping centre, thornton road, bd8 9bn.
Please bring identification such as your current driving licence for this purpose. Knowledge test bookings are currently suspended due to the situation with coronavirus. If you intend to apply for a taxi driver s licence or a private hire driver s licence, you must first sit and pass the councils street knowledge test. Agendas and minutes of the south gloucestershire council taxi liaison group. You can take the exam on a computerized testing machine at one of tennessees driver license service centers. Your friends and relative might also be able to help you out, as well as other taxi drivers. The test aims to ensure that all taxi and private hire drivers have a knowledge of the city including the layout of its roads and the location of landmarks.
This practice test will help you prepare for the knowledge portion of the official tennessee driving test which features 30 questions. At the end of the taxi test assessment you will be asked some questions. Taxi quiz test your general knowledge about taxis, this will help you to gain knowledge about taxi service and you can use taxis are more safely learn how to use taxi. The taxi inspection centre can provide you with names and. Little however is known about the regulation by anyone outside the trade. If any serious or dangerous faults are recorded this will result in a fail. Before we will grant a hackney carriage or private hire drivers licence, we require the applicant to pass our knowledge test, to assess their geographical knowledge of the borough and the skills and knowledge they will need as a licensed driver. Taxi driver applicants must be of good character, meeting strict requirements regarding any criminal record, then first pass a written test which qualifies them to make an appearance.
The tests, which are computer based, test your knowledge and understanding of a number of topic areas including. My daughter was 3 years old and my son was 18 months old at the time. If you provide private hire vehicles you need a licence. Swindons hackney cab drivers are all supposed to have passed a similar test but the council had. Ensuring you prepare properly can avoid retakes and extra fees. It covers the law around taxi and private hire legislation. Heres the city knowledge test that uber drivers take in seattle.
Sep 12, 2016 the driver and vehicle standards agency dvsa will stop providing taxi driving assessments for local councils from 31 december 2016. Guidance on learning how to drive a taxi safely, and detailed information regarding periodic training, which is a process you must complete in order to retain your taxi licence. Passing this test enables the driver to select from one of the nine. Knowledge test taxi driver knowledge test thurrock council. Changes in london taxi drivers brains driven by acquiring. However, it will help you to prepare and give you the information you should know. Drivers knowledge test guidance notes the knowledge test is a multiple choice test that is taken on a computer.
You must answer 24 correctly to achieve a passing score of 80%. Allowing this to happen renders the test pointless. Taxi driver knowledge test taxi driver knowledge test. Access to knowledge course birmingham city council. Find out more about hazard perception on the preparing for the theory test page. The taxi assessment test is a standard used to ensure that your driving ability is to an acceptable level of safety, appropriate consideration is provided to passengers and that you have. To learn about the exact licensing arrangements in the area you wish to operate as a taxi driver you should contact the relevant local authority. There are two types of licence which a taxi driver can apply for. Introduction to gloucester city councils private hire knowledge test. New applicants for hackney carriage, private hire and dual licences need a driving skills and local knowledge assessment. You will then be given a date and time to sit the test at our civic offices in new road, grays.
Dec 07, 2015 ubers test consists of 12 questions that assess ones basic knowledge of seattle neighborhoods, as well as general rules for drivers in seattle. Apply for a new taxi or private hire driver licence. If you intend to apply for a taxi drivers licence or a private hire drivers licence, you must first sit and pass the councils street knowledge test. A member of the licensing team will then contact you via telephone to make payment. My taxi test book your taxi driver assessment online. Londons taxi driver test enshrines knowledge as to use the au courant term an artisanal commodity, a thing thats local and homespun, thriving ideally in the individual hippocampus. Female taxi drivers have you ever wondered why the majority of taxis you jump into have a male driver. List of test centres to book your taxi driver assessment. The blue lamp trust has been a leading provider of assessments for taxi licence applicants and existing taxi drivers since 2011. Uber exec rides are targeted at business passengers and can continue reading an uber driver who bought a.
General driving tips when preparing for the taxi test for private hire and uber drivers in the uk. Driver licence must sit and pass a knowledge test, in order to help demonstrate that they possess a basic understanding of the highway code, taxiprivate hire legislation and council policy, as well as, knowledge of the local area. Private hire driver gains bristol licence despite not undertaking local knowledge test. Learn the knowledge of london transport for london. Taxicabs are regulated throughout the united kingdom, but the regulation of taxicabs in london is especially rigorous with regard to mechanical integrity and driver knowledge. Taxi driving assessment see blue lamp trust, red one or diamond advanced driver training medical required again at the age of 45 and then every 5 years until the age of 65. The best way to prepare for the knowledge test is to get out and explore bristol. National best practice guidance from the dft recommends that knowledge tests are not. Your knowledge of this information is tested in the first part as a series of multiple choice questions, some of which. Bristol taxi driver says uber put people at risk by not having drivers take the. This page is for those who have already applied to be a driver and booked a knowledge test as well as for those interested in applying to be a driver with us. If your car has a front passenger seat you will need to provide an adjustable interior mirror for the use of the examiner.
Driver applications and renewals exeter city council. Taxi manual all you need to know to be a taxi driver. The pass mark for the hazard perception test is 50 or more out of a possible 75. All new applicants for a private hire ph and hackney carriage hc driver licence except those drivers who are exempted from taking the geographical parts of the test, are required to.
Before anyone is allowed to drive one of the famous london black cabs they will need to pass a test known commonly as the taxi knowledge or london knowledge. The knowledge is a series of tests which must be passed by all black cab drivers before they can get a licence to work in the capital. Sep 01, 2017 taxi quiz test your general knowledge about taxis, this will help you to gain knowledge about taxi service and you can use taxis are more safely learn how to use taxi. Documents taxi manual all you need to know to be a taxi driver. To arrange your knowledge test you can either book an appointment when submitting your application by completing the appropriate booking form or phone 01452 396 396 make sure you have your payment receipt number to hand as youll need.
Black cabbies must study some 320 routes and 25,000 streets. Only one taxi driver has passed victorias knowledge test designed to weed out bad drivers, prompting concerns that melbourne could be hit with a cab shortage. Where a licence is not issued, a refund will not be available for any taxi driver theory and taxi driver. Proceeds go towards our bobby scheme, the blue lamp trusts charitable arm which provides free home safety and security to elderly and vulnerable people. Knowledge test online booking is currently suspended. Taxi passengers in bristol are handing over more than double the amount of money they should be for journeys in some of the citys cabs. As a licensed taxi driver, what must you wear and clearly display with you at. Glasgow driver david dunn told a parliamentary select committee on monday that he paid. This will include reading the current taxi policy, private hire driver application guidance and the rules of the test. Nov 26, 2012 general driving tips when preparing for the taxi test for private hire and uber drivers in the uk. The test consists of a series of modules and you are. Following satisfactory character and medical checks, you will be sent a knowledge of london introductory pack.
The knowledge, londons legendary taxidriver test, puts. The 50question paper tests knowledge of local routes and places, customer service and rules and regulations. The test applies to new hackney carriage and private hire drivers and to private hire drivers who wish to change to a hackney carriage licence. To ensure our local taxis drivers provide a safe and efficient service to their customer and have a good knowledge of the district, they have to learn and pass our local knowledge test. One day while i was feeding my son i saw a cab pull up and thought. Remember that passing the knowledge test is the first step towards becoming a professional licensed driver. Street knowledge as you have to pass a street knowledge test before you get your licence, you will need to have a detailed knowledge of the layout of streets in aberdeen. Would you like to pass your taxi knowledge test to start work as a taxi driver. Use the test routes below to form a knowledge base for the various types of roads and traffic systems that you will encounter during the dvsa taxi test. Introduction and guidance knowledge test braintree.
Taxi training general driving for private hire and uber. Covid19 all training classes are online until further notice. After you apply for a hackney carriage or private hire drivers licence, you should contact our licensing team when you are ready to sit the knowledge test you can do this at the time of your application, if you feel prepared. The knowledge test helps us to ensure that all hackney carriage and private hire drivers have a good knowledge of bristol and the surrounding areas.
Dec 02, 2019 all taxi drivers in bristol must sit mandatory knowledge exams to get a licence, with private hire taxi drivers needed to achieve 75 per cent to pass and hackney carriage drivers 90 per cent. We are absolutely opposed to this mad suggestion as should all you reasonable people be. Why not try our online training classes we have a 99% pass rate and free retraining if you fail your test. Before booking a place on the private hire basic skills test, you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the requirements of a taxi applicant and licence. The test consists of a series of modules and you are required to score a minimum percentage in each module. You will pass the taxi driver assessment if you make 9 or fewer driving faults, unless you accumulate a number of faults in one area. The access to knowledge course will not guarantee that you will pass the knowledge test with the licensing section. Hackney carriage or private hire knowledge test pass certificate. To test whether this was the case, professor maguire and colleague dr katherine woollett followed a group of 79 trainee taxi drivers and 31 controls nontaxi drivers, taking snapshots of their. I became a cab driver after i was made redundant from job at bt. This website will provide you with useful information on getting a manchester private hire taxi driver licence and the different steps involved to achieve this target. Licensing regulations for taxi drivers differ from one local authority to another.
Dvsa taxi driving tests to end in december 2016 gov. This page has been created to help those people who are preparing for the taxi knowledge test in bradford. All taxi drivers in bristol must sit mandatory knowledge exams to get a licence, with private hire taxi drivers needed to achieve 75 per cent to pass and hackney carriage drivers 90 per cent. Taxi training brief the centre specialises in the knowledge training required to pass the strict exams set by cardiff county council. Transport for london has revoked the companys licence in the capital bristol city. Manchester taxi knowledge test manchester private hire. Bristol taxi driver says uber put people at risk by not having drivers. What is the knowledge taxi test and why is the exam taken by. Download an application to take the hackney carriage knowledge test.215 729 847 1278 582 1263 159 291 1556 1412 773 1539 441 838 1265 651 601 1584 1472 515 1164 472 117 1129 971 1420 349 819 69 1493 382 1411 39