Leeds City Council Taxi Driver Assessment

As a prospective taxi driver, your driving skill will impact the safety and well being of customers using your service and, as a result, influence just how successful your taxi business is.
That’s why IAM RoadSmart has developed its Taxi Driver Assessment. We will assess your driving skills over a range of competencies and provide you with the necessary accreditation to become a professional, able and safe taxi driver.
During the 1 hour assessment we will assess your ability on a range of driving competencies and then provide a recommendation to your local licencing authority. The price of our taxi assessment is £78.

Leeds City Council have mandated that this assessment is successfully passed as part of the process to obtain your taxi licence.  

How your assessment is delivered

After you have purchased your Taxi Assessment, your details are forwarded to your allocated Assessor who will be in touch within 2 working days, to book your assessment within the next 5-10 working days. 
You and your Assessor will arrange a convenient time and date to complete your assessment. This will be at a location convenient to you.
You will need a suitable vehicle for  assessment purposes which has current and valid insurance, MOT, has road tax and is fit for use on a public road. You will be required to complete an eye test by reading a standard number plate from a distance of 20 metres in daylight. If you require the use of glasses or contact lenses to do this you will be required to wear them during your assessment.
Upon successful completion of your assessment you will be issued with a certificate together with a copy of your assessment form. This bespoke certificate you will need to submit to the Local Authority to progress your application for a Private Hire or Hackney Licence.

Why Choose IAM RoadSmart?

At IAM RoadSmart, we are passionate about making those who drive for work to be better, safer and more efficient. We are an active national provider of post-licence driver training to the retail, commercial, and driver rehabilitation markets. 

Our expertise in improving driver skill and behaviour has been gathered over 25 years in the occupational driver training market and for over sixty years, IAM RoadSmart has delivered Advanced Driving to over half a million drivers in the UK. We are the UK's largest independent road safety charity.

Booking your assessment is quick and easy

To book your Leeds City Council taxi driver assessment with IAM RoadSmart please call our reservation number during office hours and on Saturday mornings. The price of our taxi assessment is £78.

Call 0870 120 2910

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