How to become a taxi driver in Peterborough

Are you wanting to become a taxi driver in Peterborough?

Peterborough city council are always in need of more taxi drivers to help serve the growing population of the city and the wider area.

You'll need to have a full clean driving licence and be a confident driver - it would also be hugely advantageous to know the city well so that you can navigate around it's many streets without relying on additional aid. Being a good communicator and a people person will also be beneficial as there will be lots of contact with people required.

Furthermore, you'll also need to undertake and pass a full medical examination to prove that you are fit enough to undertake the many hours of driving and concentration required to be a taxi driver in Peterborough. The job of a taxi driver is very sedentary and tiring, so it's important to not only be physically fit but also mentally fit.

A taxi medical will involve many different tests, including testing for hearing, urine, sight, blood pressure and pulse. They'll also be a full medical questionnaire to complete to disclose any medical history.

If you require a taxi medical in Peterborough, this can be carried out at a local medical private practice - it is recommended to use the Midland Medical Group who have a medical practice in Peterborough (they can also carry out HGV/D4 medicals in Peterborough and many other medicals). The results of the medical will be provided there and then and if deemed medically fit, the doctor will issue a certificate to Peterborough city council to deem you medically fit. If the doctor has any concerns, they may advise you to see a local GP or optician for further tests.

If you are over the age of 45 you may be required to undertake a medical on a regular basis to ensure you remain both physically and medically fit. Once you reach the age of 65, a yearly medical assessment may be required.

Undergoing a full medical examination is imperative in keeping the public safe when using a taxi service in and around the city.

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