WHO ARE WE?
Black Cab Lessons has been operating for over 25 years by John Godfrey and Ray Viner. We are proud of our success in delivering quality training to knowledge students for preparing to drive a taxi and take the appropriate TfL drive tests.
So let’s meet the team.
I am John Godfrey and I hold the highest grade as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). I have over 25 years of experience teaching students to drive and in the late 90's started working on the knowledge, passing out in 2000.
Ray and I joined forces in 2000 and Black Cab Lessons has been going strong ever since.
With TfL putting the Hackney Drive Test on hold until August 2017 until they have secured new test providers, we at Black Cab Lessons have assisted by tailoring our training until TfL's position has been resolved.
Hope to see you soon.
I am Ray Viner and I also hold the highest grade as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI).
I qualified as an ADI in 1982 and for 18 years taught learner drivers.
When I passed the Knowledge in 2000, John and I started concentrating on teaching Knowledge students in preparation for their Hackney Drive Test and the rest is history.
Our combined driving skills coupled with our extensive time spent in a taxi allows us to get you to a very competent level with a taxi in a very short space of time.
We hope you want to use us for your taxi training. If you are still not convinced then take a look at our testimonials and social media which show many of the happy and satisfied students we have taught over the years.
We have a great reputation, we are established, friendly, polite and helpful. We pride ourselves on our high rate of praise and the positive feedback we receive from our students. Whilst TfL are still selecting their new test providers, we have had to ensure that we can still offer training that will allow you the competence and confidence to drive a taxi in lieu of undertaking a TfL Hackney Carriage Drive Test.
In December 2016, TfL put the Hackney Carriage Drive test on hold, in lieu of selecting new examiners to undertake the Hackney Carriage Drive Test for them. It is expected that new examiners will be in place by August 2017. During this period, Knowledge students will have to undertake their own familiarity training with a taxi in lieu of a TfL Hackney Carriage Test, which should be back in place post August 2017.
Firstly, give us a call. Just so we can see where you are based and what your availability is. We will give you a date and you can then return here and book and pay for your course. Full instructions for your training will be sent by email once you have booked and paid.
The foundation course is £45 and you can pay an additional £45 per hour for additional drive time experience.
The foundation + course is £90 and you can pay an additional £45 per hour for additional drive time experience.
* When you produce your driving licence, the address on your licence must match the address registered with the Carriage Office.
* Please remember to bring payment with you at our initial meeting. We take credit cards and cash.
* All prices valid as of 18th December 2016.