As a private hire taxi driver, your car is also your livelihood so it's vital you ensure that your car is properly covered. And although you'll always be booked in advance and will never be hailed from the street, you'll probably spend anything up to 70 hours a week on the road - so the last thing you want is to spend extra time running round trying to find the right cover.
Let our specialist taxi insurance team do the hard work for you. We'll compare quotes from a panel of insurers to give you the lowest price we get back from them.
We can also provide optional separate Taxi Liability which can be purchased with your policy.
At Swinton, we completely understand the many issues you may have to deal with as a taxi driver. From the long, unsociable hours to the possibility of encountering rowdy passengers, it can certainly be a very stressful job!
Also, you’ll be driving many more miles than the average motorist on a daily basis. Statistically, this unfortunately means there is an increased risk of an accident.
As a private hire taxi/minicab driver, you’ll know that your taxi must be booked in advance, and that you are unable to simply pick up passengers hailing your taxi on the street.
Thinking about becoming a private hire taxi driver? Here are some things to consider:
Generally, to be a private hire taxi driver, you must ensure:
You may also need:
If you have any specific questions or queries related to becoming a private hire taxi driver, we’d recommend speaking directly with the licensing authority.
As the owner of a taxi fleet, you’ll know that the challenges you face as a taxi driver are multiplied! Learn more about Fleet Insurance from Swinton Business, which can protect your fleet under one policy.
With all of this in mind, we know that you simply don’t have the time to search around for the right cover, which is where Swinton can help – our dedicated team of taxi insurance specialists will help you get the right cover for your needs.