In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 Southampton City Council produces a list of vehicles licensed as either a hackney carriage or a private hire vehicle wheelchair accessible. The list of Wheelchair Accessible vehicles designated for the purpose of Section 165 of the Act is produced on the below link.

There are 71 hackney carriages licensed by Southampton City Council that are wheelchair accessible. In addition to this there are a number of private hire vehicles and companies licensed by Southampton City Council that provide wheelchair accessible vehicles.

A link to The Department for Transport Statutory guidance on Access for Wheelchair users to taxis and private hire vehicles is also provided below.

In line with the legislation and guidance Southampton City Council Licensing committee has agreed a policy for drivers to apply for a medical exemption. A copy of this policy is available via the below link. Any driver issued with an exemption will be given a certificate as below. This will need to be displayed in the vehicle they are driving.

Document Type Size
SCC Wheelchair Accessible Vehiclespdf63KB
Medical Exemption Policy Equality Act 2010pdf1MB
DfT Statutory Guidance WCA Vehiclespdf162KB
Medical Exemption Notice Examplepdf253KB
Application form for Medical Exemption Equality Act 2010pdf1MB