The largest city of Scotland, and the third-most populous city in the United Kingdom is Glasgow. Taxi drivers can take the residents to their destinations. The city has two major airports. It also boasts a constant flow of tourists and twisting streets. Knowledgeable drivers can prove to be an excellent resource.
Get a UK Driver’s License. A majority of first-time licenses will cost PS50. The D1 application form can be downloaded from either the DVLA online ordering service, or any Post Office branch. You will need original identity documentation as well as a passport-style color photograph. Before applying for a taxi licence, you must hold your driver’s license for at least one year.
Learn about Glasgow inside and outside. You can drive your own vehicle or use public transport if necessary. Make sure you have a map. Take a look at your city from the perspective of tourists and locals. The fastest routes to Glasgow International Airport, which is located 13km from the City Centre, and Prestwick International (46 km away) are known. There may also be backup routes for traffic jams. You will learn how to navigate the river Clyde’s maze-like, tangled area. You will be able to identify all the major tourist destinations, such as the Gallery of Modern Art or the Mitchell Library. This isn’t just a future customer-satisfaction issue. A rigorous, city-mandated exam about Glasgow navigation knowledge will be required in order to obtain a license.
- There are many ways for taxi drivers in Glasgow to take the city’s 2 million people around.
- The fastest routes to Glasgow International Airport are located approximately 13km from City Centre. Prestwick International is 46km distant.
A taxi school such as Glasgow Taxis Limited, formerly Glasgow Taxi Owners’ Association or the Glasgow Taxi College online can be attended. They will give you practice material and help with the Glasgow taxi topographical exam. In addition, the schools will train you in customer service and awareness of disabilities. Glasgow Taxi College also offers information regarding taxi insurance.
You can attend a training school for taxi drivers, like the one operated by Glasgow Taxis Limited (formerly known as the Glasgow Taxi Owners Association), or the online Glasgow Taxi College.
- Glasgow Taxi College has a mock-test of 100 questions, as well as information about taxi insurance.
The Guidance Notes for Glasgow City Council, as well as the License Conditions, and Dress Code are available online (see Resources).
The taxi topographical exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and four answers. It takes approximately 45 minutes and costs PS22. They are conducted monthly. The test is passed by 80 percent of the candidates.
The license fees must be paid. Temporary and first-time licenses are available for PS64 and can be valid for one year. Temporary licenses could also be issued for as long as six weeks. The renewal fee is PS113 with a minimum of two years and a maximum cost of PS153 for a three-year license. You can pay by cash, check or postal order.
Get started by applying with Glasgow Taxis.