Cabology questions

Only the questions in bold print must be used on Black Cab style taxi tests.



Example questions:





Q. What are the correct tyre pressures for the cab you are now 
with?



A. See taxi specifications at the bottom

Q. Whilst driving a taxicab, how would you know if the rear automatic door locking system became inoperative?

A. The warning light on the dashboard will illuminate (green with
black key icon)



Q. If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at 
the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the 
correct pressure for the spare to be?



A. 40psi, because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre 
at the roadside

Q. As a Hackney Carriage driver, what is your main 
responsibility?

A. The safety and comfort of your passengers.



Q. How would you show consideration for passengers alighting
from your vehicle?



A. Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to 
Obstructions (street furniture, trees etc)



Q. As a licensed taxi driver, what must you carry with you at all times?



A. Cab drivers licence and badge (displayed in a conspicuous place)



Q. If you found an item of property left in your taxicab, what would you do with it?

A. Hand it into a Police Station within 24 hours.



Q. What is the minimum legal requirement of a tyre tread depth?



A. 1.6mm.



Q. If the tyre pressures of the vehicle you are driving are 35psi at the front and 40psi at the rear, what would you consider the correct pressure for the spare to be?

A. 40psi; because it would be easier to deflate than inflate a tyre at the roadside.



Q. As a Private Hire taxi driver, what is your main responsibility?

A. The safety and comfort of your passengers.



Q. How would you show consideration for passengers alighting?
from your vehicle?



A. Stop close to the kerb and avoid proximity to obstructions (street furniture ,trees etc)


Q. What is the length, width and/or height of the cab you are now with?



A. See taxi specifications at the bottom

TAXI SPECIFICATIONS

TX1:



Length 4580m/m 180.45in 
Width (mirrors out) 2036m/m 80.22in 
Height 1834m/m 72.26in

Tyre pressures: front 35psi rear 40psi

TX11:



As for TX1 except for length, which is: 4575mm 180.00in



LT1. FX4 Fairway:



Length 4580m/m 180.45in 
Width 1750m/m 69.00in 
Height 1755m/m 69.50in

Tyre pressures: front 35psi rear 36psi



Metrocab series 3 & TTT:



Length 4505m/m 177.38in 
Width 1770m/m 69.69in
 Height 1755m/m 69.50in

Tyre pressures: front 38psi rear 38psi

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