Our 2 hour taxi test is for those applying to their local Council Licensing Authority for their taxi licence. Red One is the preferred supplier of taxi tests to several councils including Torbay, Teignbridge and East Devon. 

Our taxi tests are set to the DSA taxi test standard.

The 2-hour test option first includes an hour of practical driver development; this provides an overall review of the drivers understanding and skills. This is then followed immediately by the practical test. This option is recommended for those sitting their first ever test.

The 2-hour session will cover the following points:

  • Pre-drive inspection
  • Theory of recognition, control and prevention of incidents
  • Driving in hazardous conditions
  • Principles of cornering
  • Systematic driving
  • Use of commentary
  • Customer care
  • Coping with distractions whilst driving


If you are located in Torbay, Barnstaple or Plymouth we can offer you an ‘outreach’ appointment. This is where our instructor meets you in either location and conducts the test from there. Please select OUTREACH when booking below, you will then need to call the office to arrange your training/test.

Frequently asked questions: 

Can I bring my own vehicle?

Yes, however we will need to see your insurance & MOT certificates. We also ask that your car is in a clean and roadworthy condition, this includes having legal tyres.

Can I use your instructor’s vehicle instead?

Yes, however there will be an additional charge of £10.00 per hour for hire. Please select car hire below.

Where can I obtain my driving licence summary printout?

Simply follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/check-driving-information

You must agree to the following:

The following is required when you arrive for training/test. Without meeting these terms we may have to cancel your session and a refund will not be applicable. 

✔ Driving licence summary printout

✔ Certificate of insurance and MOT (only applicable if your vehicle is over 3 years old)

✔ You must be sober and in a fit condition to drive

✔ You must be able to read a number plate at the distance of 20 metres

✔ Red One Ltd has a minimum 7 working day cancellation policy. If you are unable to make your agreed appointment, please contact us on 01392 444773 or email drivers@red1ltd.com to let us know as soon as possible. If a cancellation is made within 7 days prior to the appointment date, payment in full for the place on the course will still be required. When issuing refunds for payments made online, you will receive the initial amount paid minus a 3% processing fee. This is to cover our online booking charges.


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