Taxi Training

You are much more likely to pass your taxi test if you have some training beforehand. It is probably some time since you last took a driving test. You will have the experience, but will you know what the examiner is looking for?

Over a period of time we all develop our own way of doing things. We can help you ensure that your driving matches the examiners’ way of doing things.

Taxi test training will take place with one of our advanced driving instructors.

Key info:

  • Blue Lamp and Diamond taxi tests covered
  • The cost is £30 per hour
  • Proof of insurance is required when using clients’ own car
  • Mock tests conducted

How to pass your taxi test

In Portsmouth and the surrounding areas taxi tests are conducted by The Blue Lamp Trust. They call it an assessment rather than a test. The examiner will want to know that you’re a safe, professional driver. 

Your assessment consists of a driving licence check and eyesight test followed by a 45-minute driving assessment across a variety of road types. In practise this means you can be anywhere in a 20-minute radius of where you start the test. Failing the eyesight test or do not having your licence to show the examiner means you will fail before you even get into your car. 

The less the examiner notices about your driving the better. When you get into any car and the driver is a good one, you will feel safe and relaxed. This is what your passengers should feel when they are in a cab with a professional driver. Safe and relaxed is how the examiner wants to feel. 

Before your Blue Lamp Taxi Test make sure you are able to pass. Here at driving-pro, we see a lot of drivers who have taken a test without any training and have failed miserably.

At the beginning of your test, the examiner will say he wants you to be smooth, safe and legal. If you can do those three things, you should be just fine. Remember that the examiner can only mark what he sees on the day. 

This means that some people fail by bad luck. But others pass with a bit of good luck. Your job as a professional driver is to replace luck with skill. 

Once you have passed your Blue Lamp Trust Assessment you will be well on the way to becoming a professional taxi driver.

To book an assessment with a driving-pro specialist taxi trainer:

Call 023 9275 2525, call/text 07886 608249 or email:


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