Future Proof (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4919
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The London Assembly Transport Committee report 'Future Proof' on taxis and private hire vehicles recommended that TfL should further develop the database that links drivers to vehicle and operator information. The report said TfL should work with app developers to produce a tool that will enable passengers to check the status of their driver, vehicle or operator.  What actions have TfL undertaken to meet this recommendation?

Answer

Answer for Future Proof (2)

Answer for Future Proof (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has already introduced this requirement. All private hire operators are required to provide TfL with details of the drivers and vehicles they have used for private hire bookings, or have had available to them to fulfil bookings in a specified period. This information is required on a weekly basis and action is taken against operators that fail to provide the information.

Passengers are given details of their driver and vehicle when they make a booking. They are also able to check the licensing status of all private hire drivers, vehicles and operators online at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/licensing/licence-checker.