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Author:  wannabeeahack [ Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:42 pm ]
Post subject:  new licensing draft proposals

well, they call it draft but jan 15th discussion and law by april 2019

DSA test (2 hours)

Age first plate down a year to 5 years

New HC to "preferably" be WAV's

CCTV by April 2020

Plated vehicles over 6 years old to have a full engineers report

All replacement tyres fitted to licensed vehicles must be new (i.e. not have been
used previously on any other vehicle)

Drivers of Private Hire Vehicles are not permitted to set fares, all journeys must be
calculated on the taximeter (if applicable), or by way of agreement with the Private Hire
Operator at the time that the journey is booked.

A PH driver is not permitted to make a booking on behalf of a prospective
passenger e.g. via their radio or mobile telephone.

PH Operators / staff must not accept any booking made by a PH driver on behalf
of a passenger.

All bookings must be made by prospective passengers themselves directly with a
PH Operator who will despatch the vehicle. Prospective passengers may instruct
a third party e.g. a restaurant manager, to make a booking on their behalf but this
third party must not be the private hire vehicle driver.

Executive Hire Vehicles should have the following features as a minimum in order to be
considered for licensing, this list is not exhaustive:-
 High quality vehicle in terms of brand and condition, with no visible defects, dents
or blemishes to the external bodywork or trim
 Luxury or prestige vehicle
 Engine size of 2000cc or greater
 Automatic transmission
 Original list price of the vehicle is in excess of £40,000, despite its age at the
time of the licence application. Evidence of the original list value will be required
upon application and officers must be satisfied the evidence provided supports
and verifies the original list value



vehicles to be Euro 6

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

All new Private Hire Vehicles must be less than five years old from date of first registration on initial application on initial application. New PHV licences will preferably be issued for wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Author:  sasha [ Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

wannabeeahack wrote:
All replacement tyres fitted to licensed vehicles must be new (i.e. not have been
used previously on any other vehicle)
How would they know ?

Author:  x-ray [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

sasha wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
All replacement tyres fitted to licensed vehicles must be new (i.e. not have been
used previously on any other vehicle)
How would they know ?

If they really wanted to they could find out, but I doubt they’d take it that far.

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

we are getting a rear seat minimum width too...

yayyyy

Author:  wannabeeahack [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

sasha wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
All replacement tyres fitted to licensed vehicles must be new (i.e. not have been
used previously on any other vehicle)
How would they know ?


they dont enforce any other rules.... so who gives a toss

a legal tyre is a legal tyre

Author:  MR T [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

sasha wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
All replacement tyres fitted to licensed vehicles must be new (i.e. not have been
used previously on any other vehicle)
How would they know ?

I think they mean not remoulds ...only new.

Author:  Sussex [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

Quote:
Drivers of Private Hire Vehicles are not permitted to set fares, all journeys must be
calculated on the taximeter (if applicable), or by way of agreement with the Private Hire
Operator at the time that the journey is booked.

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Author:  Sussex [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

Quote:
A PH driver is not permitted to make a booking on behalf of a prospective
passenger e.g. via their radio or mobile telephone.

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Author:  Sussex [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

Quote:
All bookings must be made by prospective passengers themselves directly with a
PH Operator who will despatch the vehicle. Prospective passengers may instruct
a third party e.g. a restaurant manager, to make a booking on their behalf but this
third party must not be the private hire vehicle driver.

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Author:  Sussex [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

Quote:
 Automatic transmission

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Author:  jimbo [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

Sussex wrote:
Quote:
 Automatic transmission

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Why, what’s your problem with that?

Hey, btw, do you fancy Lincoln City in the third round?

Author:  Sussex [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

Quote:
Why, what’s your problem with that?

How can anyone with a functioning brain refuse to license a vehicle solely based on the fact it has a manual gearbox?

Author:  grandad [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

wannabeeahack wrote:
we are getting a rear seat minimum width too...

yayyyy

The minimum width for a seat is 400mm so to seat 3 passengers the seat needs to be at least 1200mm wide with a flat floor space of at least 300mm. That is in the construction and use regulations. Or at least it used to be. When we took limos for an SVA years ago this measurement was checked before giving the limo a registration number.

Author:  x-ray [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new licensing draft proposals

grandad wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
we are getting a rear seat minimum width too...

yayyyy

The minimum width for a seat is 400mm so to seat 3 passengers the seat needs to be at least 1200mm wide with a flat floor space of at least 300mm. That is in the construction and use regulations. Or at least it used to be. When we took limos for an SVA years ago this measurement was checked before giving the limo a registration number.


On the Wirral many years ago, the town hall at Wallasey had a stick that was the minimum width a PH could be. If there was any doubt the stick was used and it not only had to fit across the back seat but also the whole area, i.e any handles or arm rests in the door card which touched the stick would mean a fail:

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