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N.I. TAXI LICENSING
The necessary steps involved to obtaining a Taxi Drivers license are outlined below: CLICK LINK BELOW:
To apply for a taxi driver’s licence for the first time you must have held a full Category B (Car) driving licence for at least three years, have passed a taxi driver theory test and a taxi driver practical test,
meet the necessary good repute requirements & medical requirements &
have the right to work in Northern Ireland.
A taxi driver’s licence will only be issued if you meet all the requirements.
Car driving licence
Before you apply for a taxi driver’s licence you must have held a full Category B (car) driving licence for at least 3 years.
Taxi Driver Theory Test
Anyone applying to become a taxi driver must pass a two-part theory test before they can apply for the practical test.
The theory test is composed of two parts:
Multiple choice questions
The hazard perception test consists of multiple Choice Questions. These will test your knowledge of road safety and operating as a taxi driver.
During the test, you will be shown 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip, there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.
The maximum you can score on each hazard is five.
Drivers need to recognise available clues and perceive danger no matter what vehicle they use.
The pass mark for the hazard perception test is 57 or more out of a possible 75.
Criminal Record check
Before you send in your application you will have to apply online for an enhanced disclosure certificate (EDC). This is required to check if you have any conviction which may stop you getting a taxi driver’s licence.
The law requires that all taxi drivers are fit and proper people to hold licences. Having a criminal record won’t necessarily stop you from holding a taxi driver’s licence, however, if you have been convicted of a serious offence you may not be eligible to hold a licence until at least three years have passed since the date of conviction. Each conviction is considered on its own merit taking account of the penalty imposed and any mitigating factors.
When you are applying you must give details of any health condition likely to affect your fitness as a driver of a taxi. All first time applicants are required to have a TLM1 medical form completed by their GP. They will send a TLM1 medical form out to you when we receive your application. You will need to arrange for your doctor to complete the form. Depending on the information it contains further medical checks may be required which can delay a decision on your licence.
Medical standards for taxi drivers are higher than those required for car drivers. Taxi drivers are required to meet the same medical standards as those applied to buses and lorries (Group 2). Further information on the conditions and disabilities which are investigated for Group 2 licence holders
Join Foyle Taxi Co. today
Once you have started the process of obtaining your taxi license (which can take up to 12 weeks ) please contact Johnny or Chris on (028) 262626 to discuss fully PSV’d taxi options.
We will add you to our operators licence, no fees to you, we take care of that.
We are currently creating a waiting list
for suitable office staff, for further opportunities coming up within the business as we go into 2022.
If you feel that you would like to join our team contact us today, use link above.
FOYLE TAXI Co. Com
Foyle Taxis fleet include 5, 6, 7 and 8 seater vehicles. Please call us for a quote if you require this size of vehicle.
DRIVE WITH US
We can offer assistance in becoming a
Foyle Taxi Co. driver, help with PSV applications, help and training in getting your taxi license.
We can refer you to our insurance company who offers excellent taxi insurance rates.
We can supply you with a fully fitted PSV taxi! Finance & Rent to own deals available. *Terms and conditions apply*
Working at Foyle Taxi Co. is a great opportunity to be part of a professional team. As a self employed taxi driver you work when it suits YOU, no restrictions, open shifts to suit your family lifestyle. We are open 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, giving you the chance to work when it suits YOU.
Do I have high standards?
Do I present myself well?
Do I have a good work ethic?
Do I have a warm personality?
If you have answered yes to the above questions then maybe its time you made the move to Foyle Taxi Co.
We can help you get on the road, we offer a package to rent a vehicle from us, with you owning the vehicle at the end of the term or if you are already a driver just looking for a change of depot, come on make the call you will not be disappointed.
Speak to JONNY - 07849930103
Speak to CHRIS - 07716486256