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Information about Medical Assessments for Taxi and PHC Hire Car Drivers

As licensing authority, the council has determined that hire car drivers should have their medical fitness to drive assessed against the Group 2 standards applied by DVLA.

This standard requires current licensed drivers who have reached the age of 45 or who advise of a change to their medical history since their last medical assessment, or new applicants over the age of 45 or younger drivers who answer yes to any part of the question about health on the application to undergo a medical examination to determine their fitness to drive. Once you have reached the age of 65 you are required to be medically assessed annually.