Report an accident involving a taxi

The owner of a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle must report an accident within 72 hours of it taking place, if the vehicle is damaged and that damage affects:

  • the safety, performance and/or appearance of the licensed vehicle; or
  • the comfort and/or convenience of persons carried.

It's an offence to fail to report an accident to us within this time period; we may take enforcement action if this is the case.

Reporting an accident

When you report an accident you'll need to:

  • tell us details of:
    • the vehicle owner and vehicle driver (if these are different)
    • the vehicle itself, including its plate number and a description of the damage caused
    • what happened in the accident

  • upload a copy of the vehicle's motor insurance certificate

  • tell us if the vehicle's off the road or still being driven. If it's still being driven it must have been checked to make sure it's still safe to use as a taxi by one of our approved garages (see below).

If your taxi is off the road and you intend to make use of an accident replacement vehicle, you'll need to contact us online to ask about licensing a replacement vehicle.

List of our approved garages

Our approved garages with MOT testing facilities are below.

Garage Address Phone number
Barnsley Commercial Sales Ltd 137 Wakefield Road, Barnsley, S71 1ND (01226) 391400
Carlton MOT Centre Unit 5, Wharncliffe Industrial Estate, Carlton Road, Barnsley, S71 3HX (01226) 724700
Cecil Penney Ltd Sheffield Road Garage, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6HF (01226) 763102

(01226) 370346
Central Garage Brocklehurst Avenue, Kendray, Barnsley, S70 3AL (01226) 281161
DM Auto Unit C1 Grove Park, Springvale Road, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BF (01226) 710245
Dootson Motors Ltd Barnsley Road, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8UU (01226) 711152
Hunningley MOT Centre Hunningley Lane, Barnsley, S70 3DT (01226) 296633
G-Tech MOT Centre Langdale Road, Barnsley, S71 1AQ (01226) 733427
Perrys Group Ltd Claycliffe Road, Barugh Green, S75 1LR (01226) 776100
Ron Daley Motorcycles Ltd Doncaster Road, Barnsley, S70 1TL (01226) 203377
Roys Autos 55a Blacker Road, Mapplewell, Barnsley, S75 6GS (01226) 387141
Smithies Lane Depot Smithies Lane, Barnsley, S71 1NL (01226) 774193
Trend Motor Services Ltd Rimmington Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8DQ (01226) 340216
Wyatt Auto Repairs Unit 18/19 Mitchells Industrial Estate, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8HR (01226) 752830