Project: Personal Security Issues for Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers

Reference: R195

Last update: 20/02/2007 11:26:35


Identify the personal security problems that most concern and affect taxi and PHV drivers;

Identify and evaluate (where possible) any existing advice, guidance, training and other initiatives to improve the personal security of taxi and PHV drivers;

Consider the role of local licensing authorities on this issue, and how far licensing policies can improve driver security;

In the light of the above, recommend whether further guidance or training is necessary and, if so, draft appropriate guidance or a training package for the taxi and PHV trades to help improve drivers' personal security;

Suggest appropriate ways to engage with the taxi and PHV trades, licensing authorities and others to raise their awareness and profile of personal security problems for drivers


To further DfT's (and OGDs and the taxi/PHV trade) understanding of the number and types of crimes committed against taxi and PHV drivers. This will enable DfT, and partners to raise the awareness of such crimes and to consider the necessity of issuing guidance or taylored training to improve drivers' personal security.

The Home Office, TfL, the Police,Taxi and PHV (minicab) drivers and their Associations, Licensing Authorities. They will be represented on the project's steering group.


Julia Stafford
2 Broadway Road, Bristol, BS7 8ES

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £120,000.00

Actual start date: 15 January 2007

Expected completion date: 31 December 2007