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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.

Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Registration Number Make of Vehicle Model of Vehicle Colour Operator/Proprietor
List of Designated Vehicles Pursuant to Section 165 Equality Act 2010
PH723 NA57 CXV Fiat Scudo White Town Private Hire
HC50 YK12 HGJ Mercedes Vito Silver Ishtiaq Ahmed
HC51 SD58 VNX Peugot E7 Blue Saeed Mahmood
HC52 PO11 CDY Renault Master Grey John Walker
HC31 YU04 PXR Fiat Scudo White Mohammed Banaras (OR)

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.

Hackney Carriage Plate Number Regestration Make Model Colour Proprietor
List of vehicles which have ELAP seats
HC14 WJ06 PVP Skoda Superb Blue Muhammed Jameel
HC25 DH04 MAH Skoda Octavia Silver Naveed Zaman
HC28 CE07 KKF Ford Mondeo Black Aziz Khan
HC29 PK56 VBZ Volkswagon Touran Blue Sanawar Khan
HC30 KE04 PXU Vauxhall Zafira White Abdul Waheed
HC32 YD54 FLL Volkswagon Passat Black Jahangir Shafi
HC43 FN55 HBU Toyota Corolla Blue Muhammed Kamran

 

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