FOI request detail

Uber and Black Taxi inspections by TFL officers

Request ID: FOI-1623-1718
Date published: 12 October 2017

You asked

I would like a statistical breakdown of the number of stops and inspections made by TFL for the past year on Black Hackney Carriages and Uber.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1623-1718/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25 September 2017 asking for information about TfL’s inspections of taxis and Uber .

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you require.

Please see below breakdown which shows the number of compliance checks on taxi and private hire vehicles and drivers for a 12 month period from 1st October 2016 to the 30th Sept 2017. Please note that this does not include checks undertaken during visits to PHV operators. TfL does not hold data broken down to operator level, and we are therefore unable to provide you with the requested information specifically for Uber London Limited.

Total checked

PHV Drivers checked


PHV Vehicles checked



Taxi Drivers checked


Taxi Vehicles checked


Please note that some drivers and vehicles will have been checked more than once in the year – the figures above indicate the number of checks carried out, rather than the number of unique drivers or vehicles checked.

If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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