A Private Hire vehicle is sometimes also referred to as a "minicab" and some private hire vehicles are used for chauffeur or executive hire purposes. Private hire vehicles cannot be hailed on the street or approached by foot on a taxi rank. They must be pre-booked through an operating company only.
Throughout the South Bucks district all private hire drivers must wear a clearly visible drivers badge, which includes their photograph, name, badge number and expiry date. These badges are red in colour and must be produced upon request by any customer, officer of the council or police officer. Private Hire vehicles are required to display a red South Bucks District Council licence plate at the rear of the vehicle and matching red door stickers on the rear passenger doors.