Public & Commuter Transport Minister, Alan Kelly, has launched a new Taxi Driver Check Smartphone app, devised by the National Transport Authority. The App allows passengers in Tipperary to check the licence details of both the vehicle and the driver, and to see an ID photo of the authorised driver.
Minister Kelly said: “I am delighted that the Taxi Driver Check App is now available. We are using technology to give consumers more confidence in the taxi sector and make the public feel safer when travelling in a taxi. For drivers it will promote greater professionalism and accountability and the data is already public record but being made accessible to the public in an easy way,”
“As part of the Department’s recent Taxi Regulation Review, I promised a safety and security measure so the public would feel safer when travelling in taxis in Ireland and this App will address those concerns. It was one of my top priorities following the taxi review. It is a welcome step forward for both drivers and consumers alike. It will assist in improving the taxi experience and make people more likely to use a taxi,” added the Minister.