Buckinghamshire Council have launched a public survey on taxi and private hire licensing regulations, as they prepare to draft a new policy for the trade.
The three part survey which covers questions relating to vehicles used by cabbies, the licensing conditions for each driver and taxi rank availabilities within Buckinghamshire, will run until the end of the month.
Questions asked in the consultation include the importance for cab drivers to have a good knowledge of the area they work in, and whether it’s important for drivers to speak a good level of English, as well as read it.
The Council is responsible for licensing the drivers and operators of private hire vehicles and the drivers of hackney carriage taxis within Buckinghamshire, excluding Milton Keynes.
The main purpose of licensing is to ensure that the travelling public is provided with a safe and accessible means of transport.
The council is welcoming the views to help shape future policy decisions in this important area.
The results of this survey will be used to help the council prepare a new Draft Taxi Licensing Policy for the Council, which will be published later this year.
The full survey can be found on the council website.