Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3483
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why did TfL TPH allow PH Drivers to operate on-demand when their vehicles are not built for the purpose and do not have the prerequisite safety features (e.g. turning circle, partitions, wide door openings, steps, grab handles, WCA) found on London's Taxis?

Answer

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Only licensed taxis can ply for hire in the street. Private hire vehicles must always be booked in advance through a licensed private hire operator and this must be done prior to the start of a journey.

Where there is evidence of unlawful plying for hire taking place, TfL's compliance team will investigate and appropriate action will be taken.