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.
- 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.
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 032||Peugeot||Premier||Hackney Carriage||4||Colette Guirdham|
|HCV 033||Peugeot||Partner||Hackney Carriage||4||Neil Revell|
|HCV 036||Vauxhall||Vivaro||Hackney Carriage||8||William Hollingsworth|
|HCV 038||Volkswagen||Caddy Maxi||Hackney Carriage||5||Daniel Malek|
|HCV 040||Peugeot||Premier||Hackney Carriage||4||William Hollingsworth|
|HCV 044||VW||Caddy||Hackney Carriage||4||Richard Highfield|
|HCV 050||Peugeot||Partner||Hackney Carriage||4||Mark Hudson|
|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 Hollingsworth|
|HCV 063||Peugeot||Premier||Hackney Carriage||4||William Hollingsworth|
|HCV 066||Vauxhall||Vivaro||Hackney Carriage||8||Kevin Matthews|
|HCV068||Peugeot||Premier||Hackney Carriage||4||Susan McDonald|
|HCV 069||Peugeot||Premier||Hackney Carriage||4||William Hollingsworth|
|HCV 070||Vauxhall||Vivaro||Hackney Carriage||8||William Hollingsworth|
|HCV 071||Citroen||Berlingo||Hackney Carriage||4||Colette Guirdham|
|HCV 074||VW||Caddy||Hackney Carriage||5||Craig Rosser|
|HCV 075||Ford||Journey||Hackney Carriage||4||Susan McDonald|
|HCV 076||Ford||Freedom||Hackney Carriage||4||Seyhan Akyol|
|HCV 079||Citroen||Berlingo||Hackney Carriage||4||Stephen Martin|
|HCV 080||Volkswagen||Caddy Maxi||Hackney Carriage||4||William Holdsworth|
Last Updated on Tuesday, January 31, 2023