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Private Hire Theory Test
Last Post 17/08/2010 08:37 AM by johndriving. 7 Replies.
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11/04/2008 06:40 PM  

Hi,

 

I've just applied for a Private Hire Drivers License in my area, and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what the theory test conducted by the council will be like? How much knowledge are you expected to have?

I'd also be interested if anyone has any advice about the best way to learn the area.

The way I'm learning at the moment is just driving around and getting to know the road names. I'm fairly certain that if I've driven down a road more than once I'll remember it.

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11/04/2008 09:14 PM  

Ask yer council!

 

Your doing the right thing, driving round and getting to know the road names but you can also study a street atlas and go through it A -to-Z remembering where roads are, worked for me way back when 

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01/05/2008 11:52 PM  

get some one u know or aother taxidriver to do u a test from a to b b to c c to d ect and back to a eg; taxi rank= a
b = roads inbeteen
a do about 3/5 roads to starts with builing up to 10 or the no your area will test u on
oh and don't forget to but in some hard and unusel one in as well as they will test on easy and hard to find steets and as the guy above just said as well as this will help u as well to rebemer them better
(and i have been taxing for 8yrs and i still forget where the streets are sometimes still got 2 put my thinking cap on or look at the street map and i grew up in the town i did that 2day knew what area it was in but could'nt rebermer where it was and drove around until i found it but i did not charge them what was on the meter justs charge them what it would have been if i head my head on lol) hope this help u alot
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02/05/2008 12:01 AM  

Cheers nightowl...

 

I'm still waiting for the bloody council to process my application, so it looks like I'll have plenty of time to learn the streets.

 

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09/05/2008 02:06 AM  

They have sent me a list of about 300 places I need to know. So that's my question answered

300 isn't too bad I don't think.

 

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05/09/2008 03:37 PM  

If anyone is interested.. I finally got my test and I passed.

The test was far easier than I imagined. There was some rather ridiculous questions which made me smile as well.

 

 

 

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06/10/2008 06:10 PM  
Posted By jasp on 02 May 2008 12:01 AM

Cheers nightowl...

i,m going to be sitting my knowledge test next month in derwentside, does any one have list of questions asked in the test, i,v heard other councils give out a list of questions for people to learn, but so far have not been ables to find any one with them, i will be very greatfull

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17/08/2010 08:37 AM  
Hi,

Congratulation for passing your theory test
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