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Staying Safe When Using Taxis

Updated: Apr 22

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More than anything else, a person wants to feel safe when they are travelling, whether they are driving themselves, taking public transport or utilising a taxi service. Taxis and minicabs are a great way to get from point A to point B quickly. You don’t have to worry about taking your own vehicle and parking somewhere or deal with the longer waits on public transport.

 

But it is vital that you stay safe while using taxis, with these easy tips to follow.


Booking A Taxi Ahead


The key way to stay safe when using a taxi is to book ahead. This could be through a local taxi firm or using an app that allows you to pre-book rides. While many taxis can just pick you up on the street when needed, the best way to ensure they are a licensed driver is to book ahead with a reputable source. You never know who could be driving a car around pretending to be a taxi.

 

People have ended up being overcharged, robbed or worse from getting into fake, unlicensed taxis, so make sure to book ahead whenever possible. If you are uncertain a car is licensed, they should have their ID and licence clearly displayed in their vehicle. Also, ensure the number plate and vehicle model matches up to the car type you booked.


Track Your Location


Ensure you have a mapping app up on your phone as you ride in your taxi. This way you can make sure you’re going the right way, ideal if you’re in an unfamiliar area. Some less than reputable taxi drivers will take you on a longer route so they can charge you more money, but if you’re tracking your location you can clearly see if this is occurring.

 

Tracking your location is also great for updating friends or family about your estimated time of arrival. This way they know you’re on your way and safe. It’s important when in a taxi, especially travelling alone, that somebody you care about knows where you are, just in case something goes wrong. If you want you can even share your location live with a friend, so they can see exactly where you are as you ride in a taxi.


A Reliable Taxi Service In Coventry & Beyond


If you’re looking for a professional and reliable taxi service based in Coventry, work with Lewis Taxis today. We have been working with domestic and commercial customers for over 50 years, delivering them to where they want to go on time. Our drivers are friendly, knowledgeable and will work to get you to your destination as quickly and efficiently as possible, while still safely obeying the rules of the road.

 

Call now on 024 7666 6666 or visit our bookings page to book your taxi today. We offer 24/7 taxi services for both short and long distances.

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