Accessible taxis for wheelchair users

We're making it easier for wheelchair users to use taxis and private hire vehicles in Bassetlaw.

Drivers of wheelchair accessible hackney carriages (taxis) or private hire vehicles must now provide assistance to wheelchair users and are not allowed to charge extra for a fare.

Drivers must:

  • carry the passenger while in their wheelchair if they wish
  • carry the wheelchair if the passenger chooses to sit in a passenger seat
  • ensure the passenger is carried in safety and reasonable comfort
  • give the passenger reasonable mobility assistance, such as:
    • helping them to get into or out of the vehicle
    • if the passenger chooses to remain in their wheelchair, helping them to get into and out of the vehicle while in their wheelchair
    • loading and unloading the passenger’s luggage
    • loading the wheelchair into or out of the vehicle if required

Full details of what is covered can be found on the Gov.uk website.

Charges for carrying wheelchair users

Drivers mustn't make any extra charge for carrying or assisting a passenger with a wheelchair.

The meter should not be left running while helping the wheelchair user, or while the passenger gets into or out of the vehicle.

Exemptions

Drivers may be able to claim an exemption from these duties on medical grounds or because their physical condition makes it impossible or unreasonably difficult for them to comply. If a driver has an exemption certificate they must display it in their vehicle.

The law regarding wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles

We've brought in these changes in accordance with sections 165 of the Equality Act 2010, which make it a criminal offence for drivers of designated taxi and private hire vehicles to refuse to carry passengers in wheelchairs, to fail to provide them with appropriate assistance, or to charge them extra.

Find out more in our Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle licensing policy.

Finding wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles

List of vehicles that we have licensed as being wheelchair accessible.

Licence No Make Model Licence Type No Lic For Name of Licence Holder / Operator
HCV 011 Ford Pro Hackney Carriage 7 John Wathall
HCV 018 Peugeot E7 Hackney Carriage 7 William Hollingswroth
HCV 031 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 Colette Guirdham
HCV 032 Ford Tourneo Hackney Carriage 8 David Ogle
HCV 033 Peugeot Partner Hackney Carriage 4 Neil Revell
HCV 034 LTI TX4 Hackney Carriage 5 Richard Parker
HCV 035 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 William Hollingswroth
HCV036 Vauxhall Vivaro Hackney Carriage 8 William Hollingswroth
HCV 039 Peugeot Eurobus Hackney Carriage 7 Carl Jeffries
HCV 040 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 William Hollingswroth
HCV 041 Peugeot Partner Hackney Carriage 4 Ahmad Nazari
HCV 042 Ford Grand Hackney Carriage 4 Stephen Martin
HCV 043 Renault Traffic Hackney Carriage 8 Peter Allsop
HCV 044 VW Caddy Hackney Carriage 4 Richard Highfield
HCV 046 Peugeot Partner Hackney Carriage 4 John Rayner
HCV 047 Renault NX8 Hackney Carriage 8 John Rayner
HCV 048 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 John Rayner
HCV 050 Peugeot Partner Hackney Carriage 4 Mark Hudson
HCV 054 Vauxhall Vivaro Hackney Carriage 8 Kindertons
HCV 052 Peugeot Eurobus Hackney Carriage 6 Robert Priest
HCV 054 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 David Ogle
HCV 055 Peugeot Partner Hackney Carriage 4 Gary Adlington
HCV 056 Renault Voyager Hackney Carriage 8 Susan McDonald
HCV 059 Peugeot E7 Hackney Carriage 7 Susan McDonald
HCV 060 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 Jose Joseph
HCV 061 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 William Hollingswroth
HCV 062 Peugeot Expert Hackney Carriage 5 Colette Guirdham
HCV 063 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 William Hollingswroth
HCV 064 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 Susan McDonald
HCV 066 Vauxhall Vivaro Hackney Carriage 8 Kevin Mattthews
HCV 067 Peugeot Horizon Hackney Carriage 4 Karafil Feta
HCV068 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 Susan McDonald
HCV 069 Peugeot Premier Hackney Carriage 4 William Hollingswroth
HCV 070 Vauxhall Vivaro Hackney Carriage 8 William Hollingswroth
HCV 071 Citroen Berlingo Hackney Carriage 4 Colette Guirdham
HCV 073 Mercedes Vito Hackney Carriage 6 Kindertons
HCV 074 VW Caddy Hackney Carriage 5 Craig Rosser
HCV 075 Ford Journey Hackney Carriage 4 Susan McDonald

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, April 21, 2020