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Coronavirus – Patons top tips for keeping your cab clean

The restrictions we are all facing due to Coronavirus will be with us for a while, and whenever the Government recommends easing them, everyone will need to be prepared for what will be a ‘new normal’.

Reducing the spread and keeping passengers, as well as ourselves, safe is now a vital part of every driver’s job.

How does the Coronavirus affect my policy?

At Patons we’re trying our best to help each and every one of our customers during this time.

We’ve received lots of calls and emails with questions about what we can do as a company for our customers. We’re working as hard as we can in order to answer every query.

Coronavirus – Income support if you’re a taxi driver

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, taxi drivers across the UK are now facing an uncertain financial future.

During these difficult times we want to help and support Patons customers, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about the Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support scheme.

Saving the planet one taxi at a time

You don’t need to share your cab with Greta Thunberg to know that we are currently facing a global climate crisis.

Reducing carbon emissions has never been more important, and with a 58% rise in the number of licensed taxis and PHVs in England alone over the last fifteen years, it’s easy to see why the government, local councils as well as customers are asking cabbies to do their bit.

POLL: What would make you switch to an electric taxi?

In a follow up to our previous poll we’re asking what would help you make the switch to an electric vehicle? Take part to voice your opinion!

POLL: Will your next taxi be electric?

In order to give taxi firms and drivers the edge in helping care for the planet – but look cool while driving, here are 9 sure facts that will excite you into getting yourself a hybrid or all-electric taxi.

Patons top 5 tips for winter driving

Being a taxi driver during the winter months is a tough job.

With long dark nights, freezing temperatures and bad weather conditions, as well as busy roads, especially in the lead up to Christmas, its no wonder our vehicles and our driving is challenged.

An Important Message To Our Customers

On 1st November 2019, John Paton Insurance Services completed the mutually successful acquisition of Shield Insurance Consultants Limited – more commonly known as ‘Cabshield’.

This agreement provides a unique opportunity for the two organisations to now combine their respective strengths for the mutual benefit of our customers in both Patons Insurance and Cabshield.

Liverpool taxis to take card payments

From April next year all Hackney cabs in Liverpool will have to accept on board card payments.

The mandatory introduction, which follows similar passenger services offered by drivers in London, will provide debit and credit card payment facilities, including contactless.

The Patons App – Anytime, anywhere in just a few taps

The Patons App – Anytime, anywhere in just a few taps

Juggling fairs, traffic and admin can sometimes be a massive balancing act so why not make your life easier?

With the Patons app you can manage your taxi insurance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Allowing you access to your policy details anytime, anywhere.

Patons top tips for driving in heavy rain or flooding

The great British summer; one week it’s record high temperatures the next it’s a total wash out.

Flash flooding can happen any time and anywhere thanks to rain, blocked drains, damaged water mains, tides or burst river banks. Last year, the AA rescued almost 9,000 vehicles that had driven through or were stuck in floodwater, with an estimated insurance bill of more than £34 million.

Patons top 5 tips for summer driving

Driving a taxi in the summer is very different to being on the road in the depths of winter but it still has its challenges.

Roads are often busier, especially during school holidays, around airport approaches and popular tourist destinations. Also high temperatures can dramatically affect a vehicles performance as well as our own driving skills.