Rules of a Taxi Driver according to Sevenoaks taxis

Taxi: rules of good service ( by Sevenoaks Taxis board members )

Sevenoaks residents discuss this subject


The supplement for carrying luggage does not apply to , wheelchair or other means of reversing users with reduced mobility and strollers and accessories for children tell the sevenoaks taxis.

The law requires the taxi driver duty to provide transport services ordered from that covered by rules on the exercise of the activity. You can only refuse carriage as provided by law: a service requested by someone with dangerousness of suspicious behavior, for example.

The driver has to conform to any potential customer stop signal when it is in the free position. Should assist passengers in need of special care in and out of the vehicle.

The taximeter must be operated according to the rules, with the display always visible, and the established price system must be fulfilled. The professional must place on the right side of the instrument panel, visible way for passengers, the certificate of competence or special permit.


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The passenger can provide guidance as to the route and the speed within the limits in force. In the absence of explicit guidance, the driver must take the shortest route.

The transport personal luggage, in terms set out and respective loading and unloading, including disabled passengers wheelchairs, is the driver’s responsibility. 

It is required to carry guide dogs for blind passengers (free) and, unless reasonable grounds, such as the dangerousness and the state of health or hygiene, pets, properly monitored and secured.

The passenger in sevenoaks is entitled to a signed receipt, proof of the value of service, including the identification of the company, address, VAT number and registration of the vehicle and, when requested by the passenger, the time, the origin and destination of the service and paid supplements.


To facilitate the payment of the service, the driver must have spare change in the minimum amount of 10 euros. should not follow up of persons outside the service, or smoke when carrying passengers.

There are places where you can find taxis without badges, with the letter “A” or “Taxi” in blue background, front and back. These taxis practice more expensive tariff. Already the most common vehicles with distinctive pattern and beige color or black and green, practice the same tariff.

Key rates in the continental national territory

There is 2 urban, 4, per kilometer, without return, and 6, per kilometer, with return. The value of the checkered flag daytime on weekdays is € 1 (urban rate) and € 3.50 (price per kilometer). The luggage supplements and animal transport are at € 2.70 to the call, 90 cents, according to sevenoaks taxi .

When requesting a long-distance service and, at the end of the course, decide to return to the starting location, the driver should place the meter in payment position, passing the receipt and carry it back, free of charge.

Where to complain :

  • Antral, National Association of Road Carriers in Passenger Cars: if you want to complain about the provided taxi services, you can do it with the taxi company.


  • Institute for Mobility and Land Transport, IP regulates, inspects and performs functions of coordination and planning of the land transport sector. It is also responsible for the supervision and regulation of this sector, the promotion of safety, quality and the rights of service users. . It deals with the administrative offense proceedings and fines


Tunbridge wells taxi drivers on Uber !


Uber gets allies in their fight against the taxi ! Report from the tunbridge wells taxi …

 What side are you on ?

New forms of collaborative economy unstoppable advance in a sector such as taxi, reluctant to removing regulatory barriers.
Overcrowding-called Internet of things is creating new forms of commercial interaction between individuals , say the tunbridge wells taxi drivers; the so – called collaborative economy or collaborative consumption, which has also come to the urban passenger transport sector. The carpooling (sharing vehicle) or car sharing (car rental between individuals), are figures that are developed through digital platforms, some as famous as controversial. Good examples of this are the sharing trip or Uber applications.
These new business models emerge from the Net without much consideration of the legal framework and collide with traditional forms heavily regulated as the taxi service or Touring Cars with driver (VTC).

We are faced with two opposing concepts, being undeniably the new platforms that operate more flexible and agile than the traditional Internet business.

But not everything goes. You have to respect the rules of the game just like other market players and not violate the competition rules, an issue that is not being too peaceful, according to the tunbridge wells taxi.

Tunbridge wells taxi speak up !

With regard to carpooling (sharing trip ) we find arguments for their place within our legal framework. We are facing what the law considers “particularly private transportation” to collect two essential elements: transport is strictly satisfy particular needs and not fulfilled the compensation factor. Therefore, without prejudice to broaden this debate, there would be no need to regulate a private network users are agreed to share expenses.
Uber separate issue is the case. In 2014 the start up American UberPOP launched in Spain the application, allowing any particular user “exercise a taxi driver” with his own private vehicle without license or authorization of any transport and charging tariffs per minute and own a professional kilometer.

This platform drew the ire of the taxi industry who managed the interim judicial stay of business based on an alleged unfair competition apparent. Uber learned the lesson. After its initial failure has worked until the recent launch of UberX, a service that operates under the VTC model, with a fleet of own vehicles and their professional drivers, thus meeting the requirements of the new regulation.


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The battle seemed to lean slightly in favor of the taxi industry, report the people from tunbridge  wells taxi .

However, the controversy has intensified with the arrival on the scene of the National Commission Markets and Competition (CNMC), which recently published a study on ways of collaborative economy in the passenger transport market.The study concludes that current legislation imposes unjustified barriers to entry, which do not benefit consumers and the market in general. On this basis, the CNMC has decided to appeal the decree Uber .

This has to end , say the angry taxi drivers !

However, total deregulation could be counterproductive, since the organization of urban passenger transport sector must be based on a system to ensure the sustainability of cities. The complete elimination of requirements for the activity could cause the collapse of the cities as a result of the massive inflow ofprivate taxi drivers .

Tunbridge  wells taxi drivers had enought !
Given the factors pointed and protection of expectations that seem legitimate (do not forget that many drivers have paid large amounts to acquire the requisite license), we think it is inevitable to adapt the sector to technological advances, allowing a progressive entry emerging models. In our opinion, the key to this is, as so often, ensure coordination of the various competent administrations in addressing the necessary regulatory reforms.