The use of taximeters

19th December 2019

Do you drive a Hackney Carriage vehicle? Do you undertake Private Hire work for a licensed Operator? Did you know that you still need to use your meter? Any journey undertaken by a Hackney Carriage vehicle requires that the meter is on and working during the journey. This includes those vehicles undertaking Private Hire work where a fare has already been agreed.

If the fare shown on the meter at the end of the journey is less than the pre-agreed fare, you can only charge the amount shown on the meter. Please note the Taxi Cop regularly undertakes roadside inspections of Hackney Carriage vehicles to ensure this is complied with, do not get caught out!

Source: Bristol City Council (Hackney Vehicle and Private Hire Vehicle newsletter – 7th edition)

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