165 Passengers in wheelchairs
165 Passengers in wheelchairs
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     This section imposes duties on the driver of a designated taxi which has been hired—

(a)     by or for a disabled person who is in a wheelchair, or

(b)     by another person who wishes to be accompanied by a disabled person who is in a wheelchair.

(2)     This section also imposes duties on the driver of a designated private hire vehicle, if a person within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1) has indicated to the driver that the person wishes to travel in the vehicle.

(3)     For the purposes of this section—

(a)     a taxi or private hire vehicle is “designated” if it appears on a list maintained under section 167;

(b)     “the passenger” means the disabled person concerned.

(4)     The duties are—

(a)     to carry the passenger while in the wheelchair;

(b)     not to make any additional charge for doing so;