A Hackney Carriage or taxi can be hailed on the street or approached by foot at a taxi rank. The drivers, vehicles and company running them are required by law to be licensed to ensure public safety.
All Hackney Carriage drivers in the Chiltern area will wear clearly visible badges that include their photograph, name, badge number and expiry date. These badges are white in colour and must be produced on request by any customer, council officer or police officer.
The Hackney Carriage vehicles are required to display a taxi sign on the roof of the vehicle and a white Council licence plate at the back of the vehicle.