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Staying Safe in Taxis
All taxis licensed by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) require both the driver and vehicle to undergo a series of checks to ensure public safety is protected.
Take a journey in an unlicensed taxi and you're putting your life at risk. Your driver may not be insured if you have an accident and you run the risk of being cheated, assaulted or even worse.
Taxi: Stay Safe
Taxis are licensed to be hired immediately - you can get one at a rank, hail one in the street, or pre-book. Private hire vehicles (also called minicabs) are licensed only to collect passengers who have pre-booked with a licensed operator.
Both vehicles and their drivers must be licensed to ensure they meet legal requirements.
If you need to get a taxi in Mole Valley, check it has a licence plate issued by MVDC. Drivers are subject to a number of checks and must clearly display an identification badge. These badges are numbered and have a photograph of the driver.
The vast majority of taxi and private hire bookings are completed without any problems but, if you do encounter any such issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01306 879351.
The published Tariff (see 'Downloads') is the current maximum charge for all taxi journeys starting within Mole Valley District. This has remained the same in Mole Valley since May 2014.
List of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles designated for the purposes of section 165 of the Equalities Act 2010
All taxis that have a plate starting with a '7' are wheelchair accessible, and a list of these vehicles and their operators is available in the downloads section below. To be on this list a vehicle must be capable of carrying some - but not necessarily all - types of occupied wheelchairs. Please check with the operator before making a booking.
Drivers of designated wheelchair accessible taxis and Private hire Vehicles have the following duties;-
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