Hampden Cabs, Private Car, Taxi Hire, Glasgow

Safety & Security

We operate a fully computerised booking and dispatching system using a state of the art Global Positioning System (GPS) for utmost efficiency in dispatching cars and enabling us to pinpoint a driver's exact position. This has the added benefit of only sending job instructions directly to the driver doing that particular collection, meaning your details are sent in confidence and not broadcast on a public airwave, which also enhances the comfort of the passenger by not having to listen to a crackly radio for the entire journey.

All our drivers complete a knowledge test and are subject to background checks and regular medical exams. We also carry out regular tests on all our vehicles to ensure that you, your colleagues and your clients, are provided with as safe a journey as possible.

Summary of the Seat Belt & Car Seat Laws for Taxis and Private Hire Cars

FRONT SEAT REAR SEAT
Children under 3 years old. Correct child restraint MUST be used. If correct child restraint is not available in a licensed taxi or private hire vehicle, then the child may travel unrestrained in the rear.
Children aged 3 and above, until they reach either their 12th birthday or 135cm in height. Correct child restraint MUST be used. If correct child restraint is not available in a licensed taxi or private hire vehicle, use adult belt.
Child over 1.35 metres or 12 to 13 years. Seat belt MUST be worn. Seat belt MUST be worn.
Adult passengers (i.e. 14 years and over). Seat belt MUST be worn. Seat belt MUST be worn.

A comprehensive guide is available from this link: childcarseats.org