Minister to introduce area knowledge tests for taxi drivers

Public Transport Minister, Alan Kelly.

Taxi drivers with a history of poor local knowledge will have to undergo mandatory area knowledge tests.

The move is part of a raft of new regulations introduced by the Public Transport Minister, Alan Kelly, which will coincide with the commencement of an enforcement programme known as "Operation Taximeter".

Drivers will also be faced with continuous tax compliance monitoring, as well as an amendment to the specifications for wheelchair accessible taxis, making them more affordable.

The regulations will be overseen by the National Transport Authority.

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