Are there any special requirements to be a taxi driver?

All applicants must be able to read and write effectively in English; be at least 18 years of age; must not suffer from epilepsy or any other illness or condition which might affect his/her driving of a hackney carriage or private hire car; produce a medical certificate at their own expense (not required on initial submission, await instruction); be able to produce references from two ratepayers who have known the applicant personally for the past three years and hold a full U.K. licence issued by the DVLA for at least 12 months.

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