East Devon District Council

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2. Reminder to hackney carriage drivers and proprietors on standards

Following recent reports received by ourselves, hackney drivers and proprietors are reminded of the need to always display the taxi roof sign on the vehicle and to have the vehicle licence plate on the outside of the vehicle at all times.

We talk to our neighbouring councils and share our experiences. This helps us to all develop better policies and ensures that information can be shared quickly.

Licensing officers regularly perform enforcement checks on licensed vehicles and drivers and can often be found conducting checks across the district. Licence holders are reminded to make sure that vehicles and drivers meet the standards and conditions for having a licence in East Devon. Where faults or breaches are found the vehicle and driver licences can be suspended or revoked.