Welcome to the Elite Taxi Trainers website

Elite driver trainers have been in the driver training industry for over 18 years and are active throughout the whole country with more than 25 years driving experience.

Requirements for taxi and private hire drivers to acquire or renew their licence vary considerably amongst the 400+ licensing authorities within the United Kingdom - the Elite programme addresses this by providing continuity of driving and testing standards nationally.

New laws relating to passenger transport and the amendment of existing laws mean having to constantly review the changes and how they may apply to licensed taxi and private hire drivers.

Training is provided by professional Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Approved Driving Instructors (A.D.I) who have successfully completed the Taxi-driver Training Course, gaining the necessary skills and information to pass on to potential or existing taxi drivers.

All ADIs are individually covered by public liability and professional indemnity insurance to the tune of £10 million and £5 million respectively.

You may be aware that the national pass rate for the DSA taxi assessment was 50.9% (Jan 07 to Dec 07) and that two-thirds of those who didn't pass received serious or dangerous faults. It's worth noting here that just one serious or dangerous fault would be enough to fail a learner test! This pass rate is only slightly higher than the learner rate and is probably due to the fact that as professionals, taxi drivers do not see the need for training - unfortunately the opposite is true. Any driver after a period of time develops habits, not all good, and would probably not pass the standard driving test again without at least some refresher training.


Test booking service

For a no obligation discussion or to book a service please feel free to call me on 07935 498 518 or email iansid@live.co.uk



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