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Hackney Carriage

Taxi and Private Hire Licence

Hackney Carriage vehicle is sometimes also referred to as a "taxi" and can be hailed on the street or approached by foot on a taxi rank. Both the drivers and vehicles are required by law to be licensed separately to ensure public safety.



Throughout the South Bucks District all hackney carriage drivers will wear a clearly visible drivers badge, which includes their photograph, name, badge number and expiry date. These badges are blue in colour and must be produced upon request by any customer, officer of the council or police officer.

Hackney carriage vehicles are required to display a roof sign on the top of the vehicle, a blue South Bucks District Council licence plate at the rear of the vehicle and matching blue door stickers on the rear passenger doors.

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