More about the Bournemouth Taxi Test
After completing your taxi driving lessons in Bournemouth, you’ll take your taxi test at the Bournemouth Northbourne test centre. The examiner assesses the road skills required to be a taxi driver along with questions on cabology and the highway code. See below.
The test will last approximately 40 minutes. You are allowed up to 9 minor faults and zero serious faults.
The eyesight test mentioned above is carried out before getting into the car. The distance for the eye test is 20 meters for a new number plate and 20.5 meters for the older number plate design.
The examiner may asked you to carry out a controlled emergency stop. You must bring the car to a prompt stop, maintaining complete control and without locking the wheels and skidding.
You carry out a manoeuvre which involves turning the car around in the road to face the opposite direction using either one of the following:
Turn in the road | Reverse into a side road | Perform a U-Turn using a side road.
At the end of the taxi test, you answer 10 questions which include:
5 questions relating to road traffic signs.
3 general questions on any subject of the highway code.
2 questions relating to cacology