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Wheel Chair Accessible Vehicles

The Council has resolved that pursuant to Section 167 of the Equality Act 2010 it will maintain a list of licensed vehicles which are wheel chair accessible. The list of those licensed vehicles which are currently wheel chair accessible is available below or in hard copy from the Council offices.

List of Designated Vehicles Pursuant to Section 165 Equality Act 2010

Private Hire/Hackney Carriage

Registration Number

Make of Vehicle

Model of Vehicle

Colour of Vehicle

Operator Name/ Proprietor

HC49

SF12 LRV

Peugeot 

Independence

Gold

Tiger Cars

HC50

YK12 HGJ

Mercedes

Vito

Silver

Ishtiaq Ahmed

HC51

SF61 EFC

Peugeot

Partner

Blue

Sajjad Hussain

HC52

PO11 CDY

Renault

Master

Grey

John Brian Walker

Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010 imposes duties upon the drivers of vehicles designated pursuant to Section 167 of the Act when dealing with disabled persons in wheelchairs or a person who wishes to be accompanied by a disabled person in a wheelchair. Those duties are set out in Section 165(4) as follows:

  • to carry to passenger whilst in the wheelchair;
  • not to make any additional charge for doing so;
  • if the person chooses to sit in a passenger seat, to carry the wheelchair;
  • to take such steps as are reasonably necessary to ensure that the passenger is carried in safety and reasonable comfort; and
  • to give the passenger such mobility assistance as is reasonably required.

Section 165(7) of the Act creates an offence where the driver of a designated taxi or private hire vehicle fails to comply with a duty imposed upon them under the section. This is punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding scale 3 on the standard scale (currently £1,000)

Section 166 of the Act makes provision for licensing authorities to issue exemptions to drivers where they are satisfied it is appropriate to do so:

  • On medical grounds; or
  • On the ground that the person’s physical conditions makes it impossible or unreasonably difficult for the person to comply with those duties.

A driver will only be exempt therefore if an exemption certificate has been issued and notice of exemption issued by the Council is exhibited on the vehicle in the prescribed manner.  

Licensed Vehicles with ELAP Seats

The Council also licenses a number of vehicles which have ELAP seats (i.e rotating seats) which assist persons getting into and out of the vehicle. A list of the licensed vehicles which currently have ELAP seats is available below or in hard copy from the Council offices.

Vehicles Fitted with ELAP Seats

Private Hire/Hackney Carriage

Registration Number

Make Of Vehicle

Model of Vehicle

Colour of Vehicle

Operator Name/ Proprietor

HC14

WJ06 PVP

Skoda

Superb

Light Blue

Muhammed Jameel

HC25

MK09 EBF

Skoda

Octavia

Silver

Elahi Fazal

HC28

CE07 KKF

Ford

Mondeo

Black

Aziz Khan

HC29

PK56 VBZ

Volkswagen

Touran

Blue

Sanawar Khan

HC30

CH53 JAT

Mercedes

E220

Black

Mohammed Farooq Choudhry

HC31

BD08 XUO

Vauxhall

Vectra

Black

Waheed Akhtar

HC32

AF55 XNT

Volkswagen

Passat

Silver

Muhammed Kamran

HC43

KM07 ODR

Toyota

Verso

Silver

 

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