Private hire vehicle - Licensing conditions

Licencing Conditions 

The licence will be issued subject to the following:

 

Identification Plates

The identification plate shall remain the property of the Council at all times and shall be affixed to the exterior rear of the vehicle and shall be maintained and kept in such condition that the information printed on the plate is clearly visible to the public at all times.

 

Maintenance of Vehicle

The vehicle and all its fittings and equipment shall at all times when the vehicle is in use or available for hire be kept in an efficient, safe, tidy and clean condition and all relevant statutory requirements (including in particular those contained in Motor Vehicles Construction and use Regulations) shall be fully complied with.

 

Animals

The proprietor shall not permit any animals to ride in the vehicle except an animal in the custody or control of the hirer, which should be conveyed in the rear of the vehicle (please see the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy for exemptions and requirements relating to Assistance Dogs)

 

Safety Equipment

Luggage Rack

A suitable rack must be fitted in an estate type vehicle to prevent luggage entering the passenger compartment should the vehicle stop suddenly.

Fire Extinguisher

All vehicles must carry a Fire Extinguisher as specified in the Supplementary Testing Manual (see the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage Private Hire Policy). The Fire Extinguisher shall be securely fixed to the vehicle and to be readily visible and available for immediate use in an emergency.

 

First Aid Kit

All vehicles must carry a First Aid Kit as specified in the Supplementary Testing Manual (see the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage Private Hire Policy

 

Communication Equipment

Two Way Radios

The proprietor shall ensure that any radio equipment fitted to the private hire vehicle is at all times kept in a safe and sound condition and maintained in proper working order.

Mobile Telephones

Mobile telephones may only be used with a hands-free kit. Ideally this kit should be a hard wired, professionally fitted facility within the vehicle.

 

Vehicle Insurance

At all times during the currency of the Licence the proprietor shall keep in force in relation to the use of the vehicle as a hackney carriage a Policy of insurance complying with the requirements of Part V1 of the Road Traffic Act 1984. The proprietor shall produce to the Council a new Certificate of Insurance or cover note within 7 days of the expiry of every Certificate of Insurance or cover note prior to renewal date.

Insurance must be held in the name of the registered keeper of the vehicle.

If you are not the registered keeper, for example you will be renting a vehicle to use for hire, the vehicle proprietor can name you as a driver on their policy.  Some larger rental companies will take out insurance cover which states any driver can use the vehicle with the policy holder’s permission. 

 

Cheques

A licence in respect of which the fee has been paid by cheque shall not be effective until the cheque has been cleared.

 

No Smoking Requirements

Smoking in a smoke-free place is prohibited under the Health Act 2006. In this context a ‘smoke-free place’ will include a Taxi/Hackney Carriage Vehicles. In the context of the Health Act 2006, smoking relates to the smoking of cigarettes and other tobacco products

Electronic cigarettes, (also known as vaporisers or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)) are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine by heating a solution of nicotine, flavouring, additives and propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine (glycerol). The devices typically consist of a mouthpiece, battery and cartridge or tank containing the nicotine solution. The use of these devices is prohibited in Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Vehicles.

All licenced vehicles must display a no-smoking sign. This sign must also indicate that the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes is prohibited in the vehicle. 

 

Accidents

You must inform us, in person, within 72 hours of of the accident taking place.  You will be required to complete an accident report form (see below) which will be placed on your vehicle licence file

Accident Reporting Form

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019

Licencing Conditions 

The licence will be issued subject to the following:

 

Identification Plates

The identification plate shall remain the property of the Council at all times and shall be affixed to the exterior rear of the vehicle and shall be maintained and kept in such condition that the information printed on the plate is clearly visible to the public at all times.

 

Maintenance of Vehicle

The vehicle and all its fittings and equipment shall at all times when the vehicle is in use or available for hire be kept in an efficient, safe, tidy and clean condition and all relevant statutory requirements (including in particular those contained in Motor Vehicles Construction and use Regulations) shall be fully complied with.

 

Animals

The proprietor shall not permit any animals to ride in the vehicle except an animal in the custody or control of the hirer, which should be conveyed in the rear of the vehicle (please see the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy for exemptions and requirements relating to Assistance Dogs)

 

Safety Equipment

Luggage Rack

A suitable rack must be fitted in an estate type vehicle to prevent luggage entering the passenger compartment should the vehicle stop suddenly.

Fire Extinguisher

All vehicles must carry a Fire Extinguisher as specified in the Supplementary Testing Manual (see the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage Private Hire Policy). The Fire Extinguisher shall be securely fixed to the vehicle and to be readily visible and available for immediate use in an emergency.

 

First Aid Kit

All vehicles must carry a First Aid Kit as specified in the Supplementary Testing Manual (see the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage Private Hire Policy

 

Communication Equipment

Two Way Radios

The proprietor shall ensure that any radio equipment fitted to the private hire vehicle is at all times kept in a safe and sound condition and maintained in proper working order.

Mobile Telephones

Mobile telephones may only be used with a hands-free kit. Ideally this kit should be a hard wired, professionally fitted facility within the vehicle.

 

Vehicle Insurance

At all times during the currency of the Licence the proprietor shall keep in force in relation to the use of the vehicle as a hackney carriage a Policy of insurance complying with the requirements of Part V1 of the Road Traffic Act 1984. The proprietor shall produce to the Council a new Certificate of Insurance or cover note within 7 days of the expiry of every Certificate of Insurance or cover note prior to renewal date.

Insurance must be held in the name of the registered keeper of the vehicle.

If you are not the registered keeper, for example you will be renting a vehicle to use for hire, the vehicle proprietor can name you as a driver on their policy.  Some larger rental companies will take out insurance cover which states any driver can use the vehicle with the policy holder’s permission. 

 

Cheques

A licence in respect of which the fee has been paid by cheque shall not be effective until the cheque has been cleared.

 

No Smoking Requirements

Smoking in a smoke-free place is prohibited under the Health Act 2006. In this context a ‘smoke-free place’ will include a Taxi/Hackney Carriage Vehicles. In the context of the Health Act 2006, smoking relates to the smoking of cigarettes and other tobacco products

Electronic cigarettes, (also known as vaporisers or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)) are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine by heating a solution of nicotine, flavouring, additives and propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine (glycerol). The devices typically consist of a mouthpiece, battery and cartridge or tank containing the nicotine solution. The use of these devices is prohibited in Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Vehicles.

All licenced vehicles must display a no-smoking sign. This sign must also indicate that the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes is prohibited in the vehicle. 

 

Accidents

You must inform us, in person, within 72 hours of of the accident taking place.  You will be required to complete an accident report form (see below) which will be placed on your vehicle licence file

Accident Reporting Form


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019