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Taxi Driver Training

Start your journey to becoming a professional taxi driver with Taggart Transport Training, located in the heart of Belfast City. We specialize in comprehensive theory and practical driving courses, helping new and renewing drivers navigate the path to professional licensing with expertise.

Why Choose Taxi Training Belfast?

  • Experienced Instructors: Our tutors are not just skilled drivers but are also qualified teachers and experienced commercial drivers, ensuring a high-quality learning experience tailored to your needs.
  • Customized Training Approaches: We engage each learner actively, utilizing a variety of teaching methods to cater to different learning styles, ensuring effective training for every individual.
  • Comprehensive Services: From new license applications to renewals, our services cover every aspect of becoming and remaining a qualified taxi driver in Northern Ireland.

Linking to CPC Training

For drivers renewing their taxi licenses, completing the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training is crucial. Explore our CPC training page to learn more about how we ensure you meet the regulatory requirements with our tailored CPC courses.

The Taxi Driver Training Process

  1. Theory Training: Prepare for and pass the Taxi Theory Test. Contact us for resources and information on our upcoming theory classes.
  2. Practical Training: After passing the Theory Test, you’ll undergo practical training to ensure you’re road-ready.
  3. Licensing and Documentation: We’ll help you navigate the application process for your Taxi Driver’s Licence, including medical checks and necessary documentation.

Show Me/Tell Me Questions

During your taxi driving test, understanding and demonstrating vehicle safety is crucial. The “Show Me/Tell Me” questions are an essential part of the test, designed to assess your ability to perform safety checks on your vehicle.

What to Expect

  • Tell Me Questions: At the start of your test, before you begin driving, the examiner will ask you one “tell me” question. This is a theoretical question where you explain how you would carry out a safety task.
  • Show Me Questions: While you are driving, the examiner will ask you one “show me” question. This requires you to physically demonstrate how you would perform a safety task.

Scoring and Consequences

  • Minor Faults: If you answer one or both questions incorrectly, you will receive a minor fault. Accumulating too many minor faults can still result in failing the test.
  • Major Faults: If your actions while answering the “show me” question are considered dangerous or potentially dangerous, it could lead to an automatic fail of the driving test.

Example Questions and Answers

  1. Tell Me: How would you check that the headlights and tail lights are working?
    Answer: Explain that you would operate the light switch (with the ignition turned on if necessary), and then state that you would walk around the vehicle to check the lights. Note that for the “tell me” question, you do not need to physically check the lights during the test.
  2. Show Me: When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d check that the brake lights are working on this car?
    Answer: This would involve operating the brake pedal and making use of reflections in windows, doors, or asking someone to help check the lights.
  3. Tell Me: Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.
    Answer: You would open the bonnet, identify the dipstick, pull it out, wipe it off, reinsert it, remove it again, and then check that the oil level is between the maximum and minimum markers on the dipstick.

For a detailed guide on all the “Show Me/Tell Me” questions, including more examples and how to properly answer them, check out our dedicated article here.

Prepare for Success At Taggart Transport Training, our experienced instructors will ensure you are thoroughly prepared for every aspect of the taxi driving test, including mastering these vehicle safety questions. Contact us today to schedule your training session and take the first step toward a successful driving caree