Taxis and private hire COVID-19 updates for taxi and Private Hire licensing

Licensed vehicle insurance - April 2020

Reminder for all Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers and proprietors  

Whilst a vehicle remains licenced as a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle, we expect that the appropriate level of insurance i.e public and private hire, remains in place and is valid at all times.

Removing licence plates and any required signage from licenced vehicles and/or reducing insurance coverage to social, domestic and pleasure only does not alter the fact that the vehicle remains licenced with us for the agreed licence period which requires the vehicle to be properly insured for the purposes it is licenced for.  

Drivers and proprietors should avoid situations where an insurance claim has to be made as the insurers may take the view that the correct insurance was not in place and refuse to accept liability. You should also consider public safety and keep the vehicle properly insured at all times for the purpose it is licenced for.

Please stay safe and keep up to date with the latest official government coronavirus information from Public Health England and NHS, there is also a new Government Whats app group that can be accessed. 

 

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