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Our Drivers

Taxi drivers in Amber Valley undergo a series of checks and tests to ensure they are a 'fit and proper' before they qualify for a licence:

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) use their disclosure service to search an individual's criminal record to establish whether or not they are a safe person to drive members of the public.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) check the individual's driving history.

A medical examination ensures the individual is physically able to carry out the work required of a licensed driver. This may involve lifting heavy objects such as luggage and possibly people's wheelchairs.

Individuals undergo a knowledge test designed to find out whether they are capable of driving in a safe manner to a number of locations throughout Amber Valley.

Two character references are required, one from the current employer and one from a professionally qualified person.

All our drivers are  Council and Police CRB record checked annually and are fully trained in house before getting behind the wheel.

They also complete a level 2 NVQ in Road Passenger Vehicle Transport and attend Disability Awareness courses.