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Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

Drivers wear badges showing their individual badge number, photograph, name and expiry date of licence so that you know they are properly licensed.

 

Before getting a licence, drivers have to:


- Complete an application form.
- Produce their DVLA driving licence to the Licensing Officer.
- Have a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service
- Undertake a medical examination.
- Have a Driving Assessment undertaken by the Driving Standards Agency.
- Provide 2 referees
- Geography Test (local knowledge area test (Hackney Carriage only).

Licences are issued for a one-year period.

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