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A Taxi Drivers Guide to Driving Safely in Wet Weather

Working as a taxi driver allows you a certain amount of freedom, but one thing you have no say over is the weather. Come rain or shine you need to be on the road, ferrying passengers from A to B easily and efficiently.

When the heavens decide to open, you still have to carry on, unless the weather gets so perilous that you have no other option than to stop.

Telematics Poll Results

Thanks to everyone who took part in our recent telematics poll. After looking at the results we are highly encouraged by the number of Taxi Drivers who are willing to use technology to improve driving and save money.

Fixing a lens on the powerful case for Dash-cams

Similar to Telematics a Dash-cam doesn’t take up much room in your vehicle, in fact most people wouldn’t realise it was there. Stowed away neatly behind your rear-view mirror it isn’t the first thing you notice when you get in to your vehicle.

Growing in popularity, the Dash-cam has become a very useful piece of kit, especially for Taxi Drivers.

Telematics Poll

We are currently running a poll over on our Twitter page @PatonsTaxis. Get involved and give our page a follow!

Would you consider having a telematics box fitted to your taxi if good driving was rewarded with a discount to your insurance?

Which Taxi Insurance is Right for Me?

If you’ve decided to become a taxi driver in your local area and got to the point where you have been granted a 1 or 3 year Taxi Driver Licence, you will undoubtedly be keen to get started in your new profession.

The next stage is making sure that your chosen vehicle is licensed as a taxi for the road.

Patons continued drive to offer exceptional Fleet Services

As part of our drive to continue offering the very best service to all of our valued customers, we have further strengthened our Fleet Team with the key appointments of Paul Edwards and Clair Coyle.

Paul brings with him 15 years’ valuable experience, working in general, commercial and Taxi Insurance, with the past ten years, specialising in Taxi Fleets.

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How does Commercial Taxi Fleet Insurance work?

Whether you have a fleet of taxis, minibuses, motorbikes, vans or HGVs, it can be a complicated procedure to get them insured individually.

Ideally, you should try and get one policy that will cover the entire fleet, making the whole coverage a lot easier to manage.

The smart way to drive down your costs

It’s surprisingly simple to save money by adopting smarter and more fuel-efficient driving techniques.

With the potential to save up to one-third on your fuel costs, here’s eight ways to make your taxi driving more economical.

Telematics, what is it and how will it benefit me?

Telematics is a small piece of kit, often referred to as a black box, that can be easily fitted into your vehicle to record information about the journeys that you make.

The information that the box records can help you in many ways including potential savings on your insurance premiums and possibly reducing your vehicle’s fuel and maintenance bills.

Get winter ready with Patons Taxi Insurance

It goes without saying that, as a taxi driver, your vehicle is your living. So, as winter starts to bite, here at Patons we thought we’d give you some advice to make sure you’re prepared for the colder days and darker nights of winter.

Many cars struggle in cold, frosty conditions, and breakdown callouts almost double during the winter months.

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Patons Insurance – Why use the Taxi Insurance Specialists?

Thinking of using Patons for your Taxi Insurance? With our 6 offices spread across the UK in locations such as Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester & London we have a team local to you.

Give your local office a call today and let them provide you with a quotation, you can find your local office number through the contact page on our website.

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Driving Licence – How to share your licence details

With effect from 08th June 2015, your driving licence counterpart will not be accepted by the DVLA therefore, any motoring offences will not be added to your counterpart.

As a result, any points and offences you may have received will be added to an online database and stored in an electronic format.