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Cabology Questions And Answers

(Only the questions in bold print must be used on Black Cab style taxi tests. )

Q. What is the length, width and/or height of the cab you are now with?
A. See * below

Q. What are the correct tyre pressures for the cab you are now with?
A. See * below

Q. Whilst driving a taxicab, how would you know if the rear automatic door locking system became inoperative?
A. The warning light on the dashboard will illuminate (green with black key icon)

Q If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the correct pressure for the spare to be?
A. 40psi, because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre at the roadside

Q. As a Hackney Carriage driver, what is your main responsibility?
A. The safety and comfort of your passengers.

Q. How would you show consideration for passengers alighting from your vehicle?
A. Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to Obstructions (street furniture, trees etc)


Q. As a licensed taxi driver, what must you carry with you at all times?
A. Cab drivers licence and badge (displayed in a conspicuous place)

Q. If you found an item of property left in your taxicab, what would you do with it?
A. Hand it into a Police Station within 24 hours.

Q. What is the minimum legal requirement of a tyre tread depth?
A. 1.6mm across three quarters of the width of the tyre, around the entire circumference, with no cuts or bulges in the tyre wall.

Q If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the correct pressure for the spare to be?
A. 40psi; because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre at the roadside.

Q As a Private Hire taxi driver, what is your main responsibility?
A. The safety and comfort of your passengers.

Q. How would you show consideration for passengers alighting from your vehicle?
A. Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to obstructions (street furniture ,trees etc)

* TAXI SPECIFICATIONS

TX1:

Length 4580m/m 180.45in
Width (mirrors out) 2036m/m 80.22in
Height 1834m/m 72.26in
Tyre pressures: front 35psi rear 40psi

TX11:

As for TX1 except for length, which is: 4575mm 180.00in

LT1. FX4 Fairway:

Length 4580m/m 180.45in
Width 1750m/m 69.00in
Height 1755m/m 69.50in
Tyre pressures: front 35psi front 36psi

Metrocab series 3 & TTT:

Length 4505m/m 177.38in
Width 1770m/m 69.69in
Height 1755m/m 69.50in
Tyre pressures: front 38psi front 38psi

 

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