FIVESTAR can help with your Taxi test training; initially we suggest a 2 hour assessment drive (£46 in your own vehicle or £50 if you use ours).
The instructor will then discuss with you your training options and give you an estimate of the number of hours you will require.
When you are ready to book your actual Taxi Test (Assessment) click on this link to the DSA website. The assessment with the DSA lasts about 40 minutes and starts with an eyesight test. i.e. “ At the start, you’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:
20 metres for vehicles with a new-
20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-
You must use glasses or contact lenses during the whole test if you need them to read the number plate.
You can’t take the driving part of the assessment if you fail the eyesight test. You can still do the wheelchair exercise if you’re taking the enhanced assessment.”
The Practical part of the assessment will include:
a manoeuvre where you’ll be asked to turn your vehicle to face the opposite direction
around 10 minutes of driving without being given turn-
stops at the side of the road as if a passenger is getting in or out
related questions, e.g what to do if a passenger leaves property in your vehicle
questions from the Highway code and identifying traffic signs and road markings
You might also be asked to do an emergency stop.
You’ll pass the assessment if you make 9 or less faults. You’ll fail if you make a serious or dangerous fault.
If you are doing the enhanced assessment you need to take a wheelchair accessible
vehicle as you will need to do a wheelchair exercise. Please see DSA web-
TAXI DRIVING TEST TRAINING
FIVESTAR Driver Training offer Taxi test training in Grays, Hornchurch, Basildon, Thurrock, Havering, Essex.
Call us today for full details