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Taxis and mini-cabs

  • Know what you are getting into – always pre-book a licenced taxi or minicab
  • Use reputable licenced providers, there are many good apps you can use
  • Make sure you know the make, model and registration number of the vehicle you are expecting to pick you up
  • If you use a company such as Uber or Bolt where you receive details of the car licence plate number and driver information beforehand, take a screenshot and send to a friend or family member
  • When it arrives – do not immediately give your name but check the driver knows your name and where you are going before you get in
  • Always sit in the back of a vehicle
  • Do not accept any form or drink or food from a taxi/mini cab driver
  • Read Unite Students tips on ‘How to get a safe taxi home in the UK’