Thinking of getting a taxi home?
This page gives a few do's and don'ts about how to get home safely, or generally how book a taxi in a safe manner.
Pre-book your journey
Ask for quote when booking
Make sure you are entering the correct vehicle
Confirm the booking with the driver
Ensure the driver is wearing a council badge complete with photograph
Make sure the vehicle has:
Council door signs affixed to it
Company door signs
Current front and rear licence plate
An internal plate number
Example Door Signs
Enter a private hire vehicle that you have not booked. It is not insured to carry you and may not even be licensed
When hiring a Hackney Carriage always:
Ensure that the driver is wearing his badge
Make sure that the vehicle is fitted with a white licence plate on the rear
Make sure that there is a plate number and drivers badge on the internal screen
Check that the meter is engaged before you start the journey
Example Taxi Driver Badge
Going home alone?
Why not... phone home or text a friend and give them details of the hired vehicle and when you are expected home.
At taxi ranks always:
Wait at the front of the stand. At busy times marshals may be around to assist in queuing arrangements.
Taxi phone numbers
AAA Taxis - 01772 555999 http://www.aaataxispreston.co.uk/
Miller City Taxis - 01772 884000 http://www.millerscitax.com/
New City Taxis - 01772 824000 http://www.newcityviptaxis.com/NewCityVIP/
Ashton Allied Taxis - 01772 734000 http://www.ashtonallied.co.uk/
Eagle Taxis - 01772 200300 http://www.eagletaxipreston.co.uk/
Checkers Taxis - 01772 204003
Red Rose Taxis - 01772 746620