TFL’s compliance officers are employed to ensure they comply with relevant legislation and regulations.
We are here to help and make sure you and your car is ready. It is your duty as a PCO driver to make sure you have the correct documentation on your person, as well as having a private hire vehicle that is fit for public use.
The last thing anyone wants is to be fined or to have the private hire vehicle license revoked. Please read the following and make sure you are prepared for any spot checks:
1 – Insurance Certificate
2 – Insurance Vehicle Schedule (depending on insurers, the insurance certificate and vehicle schedule might be located on the same page)
3 – Insurance Permission Letter (subject to PCO car rental company agreement)
Please have the following in the car at all times :
1 – Driving Licence – DVLA registered card as proof that you are eligible to drive.
2 – PCO badge – To be worn around your neck at all times and not to be placed anywhere else (e.g on the vehicle).
Daily Car Checks:
1 – Tyre Tread – The law requires car tyres to have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre.
2 – Lights – Check that all of your lights are working. You could park your car near a wall to check rear lights e.g. brake lights.
3 – Cleanliness – Make sure your car is clean at all times.
4 – Bodywork Damage – Please ensure there is no damage to your car and that it is in a working order e.g rear window wiper is working, no rear bumper damage.
Failing to adhere to the above could result in a fine or your vehicle being deemed unfit for public use, therefore stopping you from using that vehicle until it is tested at a TFL inspection centre.