yeovil taxis.TAXIS. (Hackney carriage)

HACKNEY CARRIAGE LICENCE.

 White Plates A hackney carriage vehicle licence (white plate) entitles the holder to work anywhere in the South Somerset District Council area, they may work from the ranks or be hailed on the street. The holder is also entitled to undertake private hire work.  

PRIVATE HIRE - YELLOW PLATE.

 A private hire vehicle licence (yellow plate) entitles the holder to work anywhere in the South Somerset District taking pre- arranged bookings only. Private hire vehicles may not work from the ranks or be hailed on the street. All private hire vehicles work under a private hire operators licence.However an operator’s licence is not necessary if  operating a hackney carriage only. 

DRIVERS BADGES.

   Drivers are issued with two identical badges. One badge  is  worn by the driver at all times they are working. The drivers badge is visible at all times to passengers is clipped to clothing in a visible place or worn on a safety lanyard.  The second badge is displayed on the dashboard on the vehicle the driver is using. The badge is  visible at all times to the  passengers in the vehicle.  

DRIVERS .

 All persons driving a licensed private hire or hackney carriage vehicle is in possession of a current private hire and hackney carriage driver’s licence issued by South Somerset District Council. The council’s driver’s badges allow the holder to work in both capacities both as a hackney carriage or private hire driver.  

FARES FOR PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLE LICENCES.

 
The level of fare must be agreed between the operator and the customer at the time of booking. 

 The council has no power over fares charged by the private hire  operator. 

TAXI FARE

Taxi fares for Hackney  carriage in south somerset is set by the local authority SSDC)


THREE  RATES EXPLAINED  ON THE TAXI  METER.


RATE 1..  FROM  6 AM TILL 11 PM..

Rate one is FROM  monay 6 am  till 11pm Monday  to Saturday.

£4 for first one mile,then £2.50 for each miles. (25 pence for 1/10  of a mile )


RATE 2.. FROM  11 PM TILL  6 AM..

Rate two is from 11 pm till 6 am Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday

( time and half) .£6 for the first 1 mile ,then £3.50 for each miles.( 35 pence for 1/10 th of a mile ).


RATE 3.. ALL UK BANK  HOLIDAYS UNTILL 12 MIDNIGHT.( Double fare )

£8 for the first one mile then £5 every other mile.(50 pence 1/10 th of a mile ) 


TAXI RANK LOCATIONS AND TIMES OF USE.

Additional Information

  The following is a list of all the South Somerset District Councils ranks and the times of their use. Chard, outside the Guildhall 24 hours a day Ilminster, Town Square 24 hours a day Yeovil, Silver Street 24 hours a day Yeovil, Stars Lane 24 hours a day Yeovil, Somerfield Car Park 24 hours a day Yeovil, Lower Middle Street 9 p.m. until 7a.m. Yeovil, South Street 9 p.m. until 7a.m., Yeovil, Hendford 7p.m. until 7a.m. Martock, Shopping Centre 24 hours a day . 

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