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TAXI DRIVER ASSESSMENT

Questions about your cab

Only the questions in bold print will be used on Black Cab style taxi tests.

Example questions:

Q. What is the length, width and/or height of the cab you are now with?

A. See bottom of page.

Q. What are the correct tyre pressures for the cab you are now with?

A. See bottom of page.

Q. Whilst driving a taxicab, how would you know if the rear automatic door locking system became inoperative?

A. The warning light on the dashboard will illuminate (green with black key icon).

Q. If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the correct pressure for the spare to be?

A. 40psi, because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre at the roadside.

Q. As a Hackney Carriage driver, what is your main responsibility?

A. The safety and comfort of your passengers.

Q. How would you show consideration for passengers alighting from your vehicle?

A. Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to obstructions (street furniture, trees etc).

Q. As a licensed driver, what must you wear and display conspicuously with you at all times?

A. The Taxi driver's badge.

Q. If you found an item of lost property left in your taxicab, what would you do with it?

A. Either hand it into a Police Station or Local licensing Office within 24 hours, depending on local regulations.

Q. What is the minimum legal requirement of a tyre tread depth?

A. 1.6mm.

Q. If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the correct pressure for the spare to be?

A. 40psi; because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre at the roadside.

Q. As a Private Hire taxi driver, what is your main responsibility?

A. The safety and comfort of your passengers.

Q. How would you show consideration for passengers alighting from your vehicle?

A. Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to obstructions (street furniture, trees etc).

TAXI SPECIFICATIONS

TX1:

  • Length 4580m/m 180.45in
  • Width (mirrors out) 2036m/m 80.22in
  • Height 1834m/m 72.26in
  • Tyre pressures: front 35psi rear 40psi

TX11:

  • As for TX1 except for length, which is: 4575mm
  • 180.00in

LT1. FX4 Fairway:

  • Length 4580m/m 180.45in
  • Width 1750m/m 69.00in
  • Height 1755m/m 69.50in
  • Tyre pressures: front 35psi front 36psi

Metrocab series 3 & TTT:

  • Length 4505m/m 177.38in
  • Width 1770m/m 69.69in
  • Height 1755m/m 69.50in
  • Tyre pressures: front 38psi front 38psi