Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

A requirement to maintain a designated list of wheelchair accessible vehicles as implemented by the Equality Act 2010.

Publishing of a designated list places obligations on drivers of wheelchair accessible vehicles: -

  • To carry the passenger whilst in the wheelchair
  • Not make any additional charge for doing so
  • If the passenger chooses to sit in a passenger seat to carry the wheelchair
  • To take such steps as are 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.

Mobility assistance is defined as follows:-

  • To enable the passenger to get into or out of the vehicle
  • If the passenger wishes to remain in the wheelchair, to enable the passenger to get into or out of the vehicle while in the wheelchair
  • To load the passenger’s luggage into or out of the vehicle
  • If the passenger does not wish to remain in the wheelchair, to load the wheelchair into or out of the vehicle.

When booking a wheelchair accessible taxi the public are advised to check with the operator that the vehicle can accommodate the particular type of wheelchair it is being booked to convey.

 

Equality Act 2010 - Wheelchair accessible vehicles

 

 

Licence No.

Reg. No.

Make and Model

No. of Passengers

Vehicle Features

Company Name

Tel. No.

HC 003

SF62 AEV

Peugeot Partner

4

Ramp

Rear opening access

Cabs R Us

01495 718191

HC 022

AV66 CAB

VW Caddy

5

Rear Hoist

Ramp

Side and Rear opening access

Romie’s taxi

07856 543305

HC 042

SF16 CYK

Peugoet Partner

4

Ramp

Rear opening access

Cabs R Us

01495 718191

HC 045

NK16 EGC

Citroen Berlingo

3

Not known

RP Taxis

07867 944682

HC 075

BU52 ACE

Renault Traffic

8

Ramp

Side opening access

Ace Taxis

07812 698742

HC 115

SF11 AKV

Peugeot Partner

4

Rear Hoist

Ramp

Rear opening access

Lodge's Taxis

01495 216925