Taxi drivers wanting to work in seven more council areas now have to be assessed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) before being given a licence to drive a cab.
More than 120 councils throughout Britain have now agreed to take taxi testing on board. The latest seven council areas are Broadland District Council, Durham County Council, Harlow District Council, Hastings Borough Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Stevenage Borough Council and Swale Borough Council.
Specially trained driving examiners assess the ability of applicants to drive safely and professionally in a ‘real’ environment. The test includes manoeuvres designed specifically with the operational taxi driver in mind and is set at a higher standard than the practical test for learner drivers.
For further information contact Chris Lee at the DSA on 0115 936 6135.