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Knowledge Test Guidance

Last updated on: 11-Jan-2021

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire applicants are tested on all five components of the test.

Restricted Private Hire

Restricted Private Hire applicants are tested on Highway Code and Law and Policy


  • Highway Code
  • Law and Policy
  • Cash handling
  • Places of interest
  • Gravesham Routes or Medway Routes


If you pass the knowledge test then you will also be required to pass the below element on a separate occasion, which will be arranged with you.

You will be shown 6 short video clips of scenarios in which a taxi or private hire driver could find themselves.

Everyone has a responsibility to prevent CSE from occurring; however taxi and private hire drivers are often unknowingly involved due to the nature or their job. It is therefore essential that the trade has a good awareness of the warning signs, their legal responsibilities, and how to report their concerns.

Headphones will be provided for this section.

You will need to answer a total of 13 set questions about what you have seen and heard in the video clips. All of the answers are contained within the video clips so you do not need any prior knowledge of the subject.

The minimum pass mark for all applicants is 10 out of 13.

An example question is shown below:

Safeguarding Question


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