Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010 places duties on drivers of designated wheelchair accessible Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles.
Designated vehicles are those listed by the Licensing Authority under Section 167 on the Council's website.
The duties for the licensed driver of the designated vehicle are:
- To carry the passenger in the wheelchair
- not to make an additional charge for doing so
- if the passenger chooses to sit in a passenger seat to carry the wheelchair, to take such steps as are necessary to ensure the passenger is carried in safety and comfort
- to give the passenger such mobility assistance as is reasonably required
It is an offence for the driver (unless exempt) to fail to comply with these requirements when using a vehicle on the designated list.
Current list of designated vehicles - Selby
M Scott-Thompson - Email: email@example.com - Mobile number: 07710 031555 - Vehicle HCV93
Mr Moody - Emal: N/A - Mobile number: 07799 430813 - HCV95
Mr Moore. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile Number: 07803371251 - HCV62
Mr Piorkowski. Mobile number 07841027270 - HCV78
Mr Jackson, Mobile number 07771508668 - HCV107
Toadstool Cabs, Mobile number 07973828017 - HCV141 Lady Driver Available if wanted.
21 Taxis, Telephone Number 01757 212121, Email: email@example.com, - HCV's 112 & 142
G's Taxi - Telephone 07484 758254, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - HCV143