Hackney Carriage (Taxi)

 

 

Hackney Carriage (Taxi)A hackney or hackney carriage (also called a cab, black cab, hack or London taxi) is a carriage or automobile for hire. A livery carriage superior to the hackney was called a remise.

In the United Kingdom, the name hackney carriage refers to a taxicab licensed by the Public Carriage Office in Greater London or by the local authority (non-metropolitan district councils or unitary authorities) in other parts of Great Britain, or by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland. [Source]


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Secondary Legislation

Description: Hackney carriage licence zones


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Amendments

  • General

s.10-17 Transport Act 1985 Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

General amendments and flexible transport services


s.52-54 Road Safety Act 2006 Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

Immediate suspension and revocation of drivers' licences, Abolition of “contract exemption”, Private hire vehicles in London


  • Disabled Access

s.36 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (partially commenced by enactment of the Local Transport Act 2008) Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link


  • Disabled Access Provisions

Part 12 Chapter 1 Equalities Act 2010 Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link


  • Quantity restrictions for taxis outside London

s. 16 Transport Act 1985 Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link


  • Acceptance of driving licences from other EU member states

The Driving Licences (Community Driving Licence) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996 No 1974) (amended sections 51 and 59 of the 1976 Act) Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link


  • Recognition to Northern Ireland driving licences for the purposes of taxi and PHV driver licensing

Deregulation (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles) Order 1998 (SI 1998 No 1946) Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link


  • Enabling Council's to request enhanced CRB's for taxi/PH drivers

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Internet Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link


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Description: London, taxi meters, GPS devices, booking apps, taximeters do not operate in the same way as hailing app as they do not depend on GPS signals or include the app's other new-tech characteristics to calculate fares.


Description: S.68 & s.60 suspension notices, fitness of a vehicle, grounds for suspension.


Description: Lawfulness of penalty point schemes, unlawful to suspend a driver's licence as an interim step following a complaint or allegation and pending the outcome of the complaint or allegation.


Description: Imposition of conditions, local arrangements, private hire operator condition.


Key Words: cross border hiring, hackney carriages may still undertake pre-booked hirings anywhere in England and Wales, hackney carriages to fulfil pre-booked hirings in other districts.


Key Words: fit and proper, exceptional hardship


Key Words: cross border hiring, hackney carriages may still undertake pre-booked hirings anywhere in England and Wales


Key Words: A hackney carriage licence was capable of renewal in the sense envisaged by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s.60 after the expiration


Key Words: policy, wheelchair accessible vehicles, consultation, local authorities functions and responsibilities


Key Words: the 21 day period for appeals against a councils decision is not capable of being extended, even by invoking the Civil Procedure Rules


Key Words: private hire operator conditions, use of "out of area" licensed vehicles


Keywords: use of "out of area" licensed vehicles, Hackney Carriage conditions, power to impose, record keeping, public safety.


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Other Documents

  • Guidance

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing: Best Practice Guidance, 2 March 2010 PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

 

  •  Other/Miscellaneous Documents

Taxi Licensing: Review of Local Authority Quantity Control Policies, 19 October 2005 PDF Document  Opens in a new Window  Report a Broken Link

 

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