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Register of wheelchair accessible vehicles

A register of vehicles licensed in the borough as being either hackney carriages or a private hire vehicles which are wheelchair accessible.

From from 1 November 2017 in accordance with Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010, Basildon Borough Council will publish its list of vehicles licensed in the borough as being either hackney carriages or a private hire vehicles which are wheelchair accessible.

There are currently 109 hackney carriages licensed by Basildon Borough Council as being wheelchair accessible. Some of these 109 are operated by Private Hire companies.

For further information see downloadable documents at:

         GOV.UK - Access for wheelchair users to taxis and private hire vehicles

    pdf icon Section 167 Equality Act 2010 - List of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles "Designated Vehicles [241kb]

Driver exemption from the carriage of passengers in wheelchairs for medical reasons

In line with the current legislation and guidance, Basildon Council's Licensing Committee has agreed criteria under which drivers can apply to be exempt from the carriage of passengers in wheelchairs for medical reasons.

For details of these criteria see:

A driver who is issued with an exemption will be given a certificate to be displayed within the vehicle they are driving.

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