Topographical Skills Assessment Centres (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3958
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the results of the mystery shopper exercise and the fact that, from October 2016, all tests will be invigilated by TfL, will you be requiring all drivers who renew their licence to re-take the topographical skills test to ensure all drivers have the requisite topographical skills?

Answer

Answer for Topographical Skills Assessment Centres (4)

Answer for Topographical Skills Assessment Centres (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Every private hire driver must undertake TfL's new topographical assessment.

This means that all new private hire driver applicants must take this assessment, as will all existing licensees upon their next renewal. Once an applicant has passed, they will not need to sit it for any subsequent licence renewals.