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Knowsley Driving School  Huyton  Liverpool  Merseyside North West UK

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Tel: 0800 055 6771 or 0151 489 5481 M: 0779 224 3531

 
     
 
 
 

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Taxi driver training: Train to be a taxi driver in North Wales Cheshire Lancashire Merseyside & the North West

 
         
         
 

Taxi training - why train to be a taxi driver?

Just as taxi drivers hours can be flexible, taxi training can be tailored to fit around your present work schedule and is suitable for all taxi drivers and potential taxi drivers as part of their licensing process for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire.

Comprehensive taxi cab training ensures there are nationwide driving and testing standards of taxi training within the taxi industry.


How did taxi driver training get started?

The Driving Instructors Association established the Diamond Advanced Motorists taxi driver training and testing programme in 1992.  It involves comprehensive taxi driver training which is recognised by the taxi cab industry and licensing authorities. 

The UK DSA Taxi Test first started in 1999 and taxi training has since become a more popular requirement of local Councils for new taxi drivers.

Taxi cab companies and licensing authorities have a duty of care to passengers entrusted to taxi drivers.

Driver Training Solutions are experienced in providing the highest standards of taxi training to taxi drivers across the northwest.  Please contact us for more information about the taxi training courses available in your area.



What is the difference between a Hackney Carriage licence and a Private Hire licence?

A Hackney Carriage vehicle is referred to as a taxi.
The taxi cab is fitted with a fare meter and a taxi top light.
A taxi is permitted to ply for hire at a taxi rank and may also be flagged down in the street by the public.

A Private Hire vehicle is only permitted to take pre-booked passengers.  
A Private Hire car may have a fare meter fitted but Private Hire vehicles may not ply for hire.

There are 3 types of UK Driver's Licence for taxi drivers:
1.    Hackney Carriage
2.    Private Hire
3.    Combined Licence - holders may drive both classes of vehicle

Licences can be issued yearly or three yearly.
There is a reduction in the fee for a three year licence.

Many local authorities in the northwest insist that the Practical Taxi Driving Test is a pre-condition to being exchanged from a Hackney Carriage licence to a Private Hire licence, and vice versa. Applicants must apply to the local Taxi Licensing Office.

 

How will my Driver Training Solutions Taxi Trainer train me to be a taxi driver?

Driver Training Solutions is a registered diamond accredited taxi training school specialising in taxi driver training for potential and independent taxi cab drivers and owners.Driver Training Solutions based in Huyton Liverpool covers all areas of the Northwest UK, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales, offering DIA accredited Taxi Driver Training courses with taxi driving lessons tailored to help potential taxi drivers pass the Taxi Test.
 

Driver Training Solutions is a registered diamond accredited taxi training school specialising in taxi driver training for potential and independent taxi cab drivers and owners.

  • Taxi driver training courses with hours to suit you
  • Preparation and expert help for your taxi cab driving test by a Diamond Accredited Taxi Driver Trainer 
  • Taxi driver training assessment
  • Taxi cab vehicle checks (flowery)
  • Fault finding
  • Wheelchair assessment
  • Manoeuvres
  • Risk assessment
  • Customer satisfaction
  UK taxi/cab driver/owner - Train to be an independent taxi or cab driver/owner

The UK taxi driver test is conducted by Diamond Advanced Examiners who in turn are examined each year by the DSA's Supervising Driving Examiners.

Diamond's own supervising examiners also conduct periodic quality taxi driver checks which ensures a uniformity of taxi driving standards across the UK.

The taxi driver test begins with an eyesight check.
A licensed taxi cab must be provided for the taxi test.

The taxi driver test lasts about an hour.

The taxi driving examiner will look for evidence that as a potential taxi driver, you can drive the taxi cab safely in all types of traffic including congested areas.

Knowsley-based Driver Training Solutions in Huyton Liverpool offer fully qualified Diamond accredited taxi trainers experienced in taxi driver training across the north west regions of the UK, Cheshire, North Wales, Lancashire and Merseyside.The potential taxi driver must demonstrate the ability of planning, the correct use of speed, awareness and anticipation.

As a potential taxi cab driver/owner, you will be required to cover two manoeuvres in turning the taxi vehicle around. One in three taxi drivers tested are asked to do the emergency stop.

There is a maximum of 9 driving faults. 10 driving faults or 1 serious or dangerous fault will result in a fail.

The potential taxi driver will also need to demonstrate the principles of safety and security and know how to use the taxi vehicle facilities.

These include such items as the swivel seat and the wheelchair ramp to assist those with a disability in a safe and effective manner, use of the seatbelts and harnesses, getting a wheelchair in and out of the taxi vehicle using the ramps supplied with the taxi cab.

Finally, the examiner will question the potential taxi or cab driver on the safety of the taxi cab vehicle, traffic signs and the Highway Code.



Where can I find out more?

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the taxi training courses available in your area.

You can also click here to read about Hackney Carriage (taxi cab) and private hire vehicle licensing and legislation from the Department for Transport (This link will open in a new window)

 

What happens when I pass the UK Diamond Taxi Test and am a licensed taxi or cab driver/owner?

Having passed the Diamond Taxi Test, newly licensed taxi drivers receive automatic enrolment into the Masterdriver Club free of charge for the first 12 months.

New taxi drivers will receive all the benefits of the Masterdriver Club membership which includes regular copies of Driving magazine and reduced insurance premiums.

Other membership benefits include car hire, discounted recovery, car parking, hotels and updates on changes in various laws and Highway Code.

As a condition of membership a taxi driver is required to have their driving reassessed every third year, hereby maintaining a good taxi driving standard.



Who are Driver Training Solutions?


Knowsley-based Driver Training Solutions in Huyton Liverpool offer fully qualified Diamond accredited male and female instructors experienced in taxi driver training across the north west regions of the UK, Cheshire, North Wales, Lancashire, Manchester, Knowsley and Merseyside.

Telephone 0151 489 5481 or freephone from a landline 0800 055 6771 or mobile 0779 224 3531

 
         
 
 
 
 

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Taxi Driver Training at Driver Training Solutions Driving School Huyton Liverpool Merseyside Northwest UK Freephone: 0800 055 6771 or 0151 489 5481 or 0779 224 3531
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