BLACKPOOL LICENSED TAXI OPERATORS ASSOCIATION

BLACKPOOL LICENSED TAXI OPERATORS ASSOCIATION

 

Representing the taxi trade in the Blackpool Area. Now representing taxi drivers and owners - membership expanding

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You can feel completely safe in a Blackpool hackney vehicle. All drivers have enhanced CRB clearance. And we have recently been trained either by Blackpool College or Beneast in Taxi Training NVQ level 2. Many of our drivers now have chip n pin technology in the cab, so it is easy to pay by card.

Blackpool taxis are fitted with calendar controlled meters. This means that the drivers cannot put the meter on the wrong tariff. This is an automatic process. Many are now fitted with CCTV which gives security for passengers and for the driver. Images and recordings are automatically deleted, unless of course an incident occurs. Many of our taxis have a direct driver to driver radio system, which helps us to improve our customer service to ensure that passenger waiting time is kept to a minimum.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TAXI AND A PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE?

This sometimes causes confusion. A hackney or taxi is the only vehicle available for immediate hire. It can be hailed anywhere in Blackpool or you can book one at a taxi rank. They always have a roof sign and this should be illuminated if it is for hire. They also have a hackney plate at the front and rear of the vehicle with the hackney license number. Private hire vehicles do not have a roof sign or plates and they are not available for immediate hire. They can only be pre-booked through the company concerned. In fact if you manage to carry out an immediate hiring of a private hire vehicle you are not insured!

Note that the meter is high up and easy to see

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