What do I need to drive a taxi?

  • A valid driving licence: all drivers must have held a full GB or Northern Ireland driving licence, or a full EU driving licence, for at least 12 months.
  • A taxi badge: is issued by each council in the UK and will be either Private or Public (Hackney) Hire, every taxi driver will be issued with one of these in order to drive a taxi. Zego only insurance Private Hire taxis working for Uber.
  • Vehicle Licence or Taxi Plate: allows the vehicle to be used for hire and reward purposes – the plate is displayed on the vehicle and vehicle licence is the paper copy.


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