What is the difference between a private hire taxi and a hackney carriage? Our resident doctor and taxi medical expert has the answer:
- A Hackney carriage is more commonly known as a taxi. A hackney carriage is permitted to stand at a taxi rank or it can be hailed on the street or location that they are licensed to operate in. A licensed hackney carriage can undertake pre-booked journeys and do not need to work through a private hire operator.
- A private hire vehicle can only complete work that has been booked through a licensed private hire operator. The operator must be licensed by the same authority that licenses the vehicle who is fulfilling the job. A private hire taxi cannot stand on the street or be flagged down.
Do you need a taxi medical?
Are you looking for a taxi medical in Peterborough or any other location across the UK? The Midland Medical Group offer private taxi medicals across our many modern medical practices. Our local doctors will undertake your medical in a relaxed and friendly setting and you’ll be given the results there and then. There’s free parking on site and you can book online today.