Taxi Driving Test Questions and Answers

Many councils throughout the UK require that you pass a taxi assessment test to drive a taxi or private hire vehicle.

The taxi assessment test is a standard used to ensure that your driving ability is to an acceptable level of safety, appropriate consideration is provided to passengers and that you have sufficient knowledge of the Highway Code and of your vehicle.

For establishing that you have a sufficient level of maintenance knowledge for your vehicle and that consideration is provided to passengers, you’ll be asked questions specific to the taxi driving test.

Referred to as Cabology questions, towards the end of the taxi test you’ll be asked a series of questions, along with questions to identify road signs and road markings. The cabology questions vary depending on whether you’re taking the Hackney carriage, black cab or private hire taxi test. Taxi driving test questions for both tests are detailed below along with answers.

Taxi cabology questions questions and answers
Taxi cabology questions questions and answers

Taxi Test Cabology Questions and Answers

Question

  • As a licensed taxi driver, what must you wear and clearly display with you at all times?

Answer

  • The taxi driver’s badge.

Question

  • If you found an item of lost property left in your taxicab, what would you do with it?

Answer

  •  Either hand it into a police station or local licensing office within 24 hours, depending on local regulations.

Question

  • What is the minimum legal requirement of a tyre tread depth?

Answer

  • 1.6mm across 75% of the width of the tyre and around the entire circumference of the tyre.

Question

  • If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the correct pressure for the spare to be?

Answer

  • 40psi, because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre at the roadside.

Question

  • As a Private Hire taxi driver, what is your main responsibility?

Answer

  • The safety and comfort of your passengers.

Question

  • How would you show consideration for passengers alighting from your vehicle?

Answer

  • Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to obstructions (street furniture, trees etc).

Hackney Carriage (black cab) Questions

The questions below are only used on the back cab Hackney carriage test.

Question

  • What is the length, width and/or height of the cab you are now with?

Answer

  • See below for details.

Question

  • What are the correct tyre pressures for the cab you are now with?

Answer

  • See below for details.

Question

  • Whilst driving a taxicab, how would you know if the rear automatic door locking system became inoperative?

Answer

  • The warning light on the dashboard will illuminate (green with black key icon)

Question

  • If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the correct pressure for the spare to be?

Answer

  • 40psi, because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre at the roadside

Question

  • As a Hackney Carriage driver, what is your main responsibility?

Answer

  • The safety and comfort of your passengers.

Question

  • How would you show consideration for passengers alighting from your vehicle?

Answer

  • Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to obstructions (street furniture, trees etc).

Taxi Specifications Required for Black Cab Hackney Carriage

TX1  
Length4580mm180.45in
Width (mirrors out) 2036mm80.22in
Height1834mm72.26in
Tyre pressuresFront 35psiRear 40psi
TX11  
Length4575mm180.00in
Width (mirrors out) 2036mm80.22in
Height1834mm72.26in
Tyre pressuresFront 35psiRear 40psi
LT1. FX4 Fairway  
Length4580mm 180.45in
Width (mirrors out) 1750mm 69.00in
Height1755mm 69.50in
Tyre pressuresFront 35psiRear 36psi
Metrocab series 3 & TTT  
Length4505mm177.38in
Width (mirrors out) 1770mm69.69in
Height1755mm 69.50in
Tyre pressuresFront 38psiRear 38psi

19 thoughts on “Taxi Driving Test Questions and Answers”

  1. eddy

    is there a knowledge test for the isle of wight and if so were can you find it

  2. binder

    hi, i want law questions about taxi driver licence . some one help me.
    thanke

  3. Paul

    Is Sunderland taxi test hard

  4. shahid iqbal

    hello do have question about safeguarding

  5. Yusuf

    Hi shahid !
    My question is how did you learn the questions and answers could you send plz?

  6. Gopi

    Please I need help wolverhampton texi question answers thanks gopi

  7. Zaheer Aslam

    Hi Shahid,

    I failed my first test with rochdale council, any chance you could lend a hand?

  8. Zaheer Aslam

    Salam yusuf,

    I am doing a taxi test for rochdale and need past papers and answers, I failed my first one, any chance you can help.

    Zaheer

  9. Metti

    Are you need questions yet?

  10. Riley dias

    Did you manage to get any info for the test? I am trying to do mine soon

  11. Abbas

    Yes please l some questions about the rule of taxi driver in Oldham please

  12. Bunty

    Hello,someone help me question & answers private taxi license Wolverhampton council ..thanks

  13. Brian

    Does anyone have any previous questions and answers for a private taxi knowledge test in south Tyneside?
    Struggling to get through it

  14. salim

    any past paper for south oxford

  15. Paulo

    Hi i fell my first taxi test in rochidale is anyone has quastion and answer please please.

  16. margaret

    hi can any one help me with questions and answers for woverhampton taxi licence test,going to sit one soon.
    many thanks.

  17. Nadeem Akhtar

    In reply to Gopi.

    Send me plz Wolverhampton private hire taxi questions

  18. Saqib

    Hi everyone have questions and answers private Taxi licence Wolverhampton any one send me please

  19. shyam

    please if some one have any tip on how the question will possed let me know

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