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With over 100 Local Authorities signed up to the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency directive, all prospective taxi or private hire drivers who require a Local Authority Passenger Carriage licence will have to take a Taxi Driving Test at a DVSA test center.

All applicants to the industry must be over 21, and must first apply to the local Taxi Licensing Office and undergo certain checks:

  • An investigation by the Criminal Records Bureau
  • An investigation by the local authority for proof of residency
  • An in depth medical examination by a nominated GP

The Taxi Driving Test is similar to the practical driving test taken by learner drivers, except that there will be a higher standard required with a maximum of only 9 driving faults acceptable for a pass.

1nfluence Taxi Driver Training

As an experienced driver you will already have many, if not all, of the skills and abilities required to pass. However, 1nfluence Taxi Driver Training may be able to highlight areas for improvement and help you eliminate any ‘bad habits’ that may have crept in!

The aim of our Taxi Driver Training is to

  • Ensure you have the knowledge, understanding and skills required to operate as a Taxi Driver…

and of course

  • To help you get through the Taxi Driving Test!

Assessment and development sessions can be arranged in 2 or 3 hour chunks. In addition, I offer ongoing taxi driver advice and guidance, via email or phone, should you require it.

I am confident I can provide the best service to business users. With over 20 years experience, 1nfluence Taxi Driver Training is the best choice for you.

Prices for Taxi Driver Training are from £50 / hour depending on location

For more information call me today on 07780 708 706 or email

Full details of the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency taxi driver test can be found here: