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Promoting Safe Travel

Private Hire Vehicles (Minicabs and Chauffeurs) cannot be hailed in the street, they must legally be ‘pre-booked’ with a Licensed Operator in a Licensed Operating Centre, only Licensed Taxis (Hackney Carriages) with distinct ‘Taxi’ signage and a ‘Taxi -Meter’ can be hailed for hire.

Anyone who approaches the public in the Street, offering a car or cab services, is acting illegally and may well be a ‘bogus cab’ or ‘illegal tout’.  Never get into such a vehicle or deal with someone who approaches you in the street, you could be in extreme danger.  Always pre-book Private Hire Vehicles via a Licensed Operator and always check the driver’s credentials before getting into any vehicle.