DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR TAXI TEST PREPARATION?
If you are thinking about becoming a taxi driver, you might need to pass the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) taxi assessment to drive a taxi or private hire vehicle (PHV). If you are in any doubt contact your local council to find out if you need to.
There are 3 types of assessment you can take:
1) Standard driving assessment2) Enhanced assessment - including a wheelchair exercise3) Upgrade assessment - if you have completed the standard assessment and now want to do the wheelchair exercise
What is involved
The assessment lasts for about 40 mins and will include an:
- Eyesight test
- Practical assessment
- Wheelchair exercise - if enhanced assessment is being taken
- Taxi-type manoeuvre of the candidate's choosing
- Emergency Stop exercise
- Independent Driving
Following the practical part of your test, the examiner will ask several questions from each of the following categories.
- Highway Code • Road Signs
- Road Signs