How to find a good private hire driver.
When it comes to how passengers see drivers and how they book there services the word taxi gets used for most kinds of pre-booked ride services. But private hire drivers don’t help when they call the passenger on collection to advise they are the taxi driver and they are outside.
As to how taxi drivers and private hire drivers get to be licenced is very different. This does not mean they can not be reviewed on this service but that they have to meet the requirements of the law to join and promote there service. Private hire drivers have to work under and operator that is also licenced.
There are many individuals that have an operator licence and work on there own but the must be pre-booked and keep a log of there booking and are not allowed to just pick up from anywhere without the booking being logged in the place where the operator licence is held.
Below is an image of a private hire plate this is what may be used in the future for London private hire.