Taxi drivers English Test

English Test Requirement – Immigrants Banned From Taxi

IMMIGRANTS were last night banned from becoming taxi drivers unless they can pass an English test. Council chiefs are insisting all new cabbies have a good grasp of the language before they are allowed on the road. The move in Manchester follows complaints from customers. Under a 12-month pilot scheme, applicants will sit a 15-minute […]

British Bal Cabs History

Taxi London – The Iconic Black Taxi

The History The Black Cabs’ history goes back to the time of horse-drawn cabs which were called Hackney Cabs. The term comes from the French word haquenee referring to the ambling horses used to pull the original Hackney Carriages. The Hackney Carriage originated in London, England in 1625. The cabs still come under some of […]

TX5 London Taxi Electric Vehicle

Geely aims to electrify black cabs

Geely aims to electrify black cabs Geely, the Chinese automaker that co-owns the company that produces black London taxis, has met UK government officials about bringing electric-powered cabs to the UK capital. “One of our ideas is to convert London taxis into electric,” Li Shufu, the company’s chairman, told the Financial Times. “We are doing […]

English Language Test For Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers face English tests

Taxi Drivers To Take English Language Test Before Licensing Taxi drivers could be forced to take English tests to prove they can communicate with their passengers. New Hackney Carriage and private hire drivers in Wellingborough could also face compulsory maths tests to ensure they are confident in taking payment and giving change. Source The new […]