As of the 31st December 2016 the DVSA no longer provides Taxi and Private Hire testing. As one of the largest ORDIT registered and DVSA regulated organisations in the UK, Bill Plant has a network of specialist instructors who can provide assessments to local authorities in line with the stringent requirements previously set by the DVSA.
Our tests last approximately one hour, are all assessed to the same standard as the DVSA test and conducted in English without the use of an interpreter. This includes assessing the following subjects:
- Eyesight Standards Check
- Vehicle Safety Checks
- Reversing Ability
- Driving Ability on Different Road Types
- Independent Driving Ability
- Stopping on road-sides (allowing a potential passenger to enter or exit the vehicle)
- Emergency Stops
Once an assessment has been completed, both the individual taking the assessment and the local authority will be provided with a comprehensive report outlining both the results and recommendations.
We carry out Taxi and Private Hire training and assessments for a number of local authorities. If you are a local authority looking for this service, wanting more information on these assessments or simply enquiring for availability, please either fill in the form on this page or call our dedicated Fleet Management Team directly on 01765 645020. We look forward to hearing from you.