It’s that time of year where we all start to relax and enjoy the festive season with our friends, family and loved ones. However, with all the excitement we should not forget about the safety aspect of protecting ourselves and staying safe. Often at this time of year it is reported across the country of numerous deceptive and fraudulent unlicensed vehicles pretending and claiming to be legitimate taxis and private hire services.
So, like many people preparing to enjoy a tipple or two throughout December and into the New Year, you may find yourself needing transport, so we thought it best to share with you our top tips to ensuring you have a safe and fun night out.
Always use a licensed vehicle.
A licensed driver will wear and display an identity badge with their licence number, photograph, and logo of the council they are licensed through, as well as clearly displaying an identification card inside the vehicle with the same information.
Never approach or accept a journey from a private hire driver which isn’t pre-booked.
Unfortunately, not everyone has your best interest at heart and there are many people trying to make money from unsuspecting and inebriated party goers. Vehicles and drivers go through thorough checks to make sure that they and their vehicles are safe and roadworthy and unlicensed drivers would not have passed the appropriate tests to ensure you have a safe journey.
If you haven’t pre-booked transport, use a Hackney Carriage Vehicle as they can pick up unarranged fares from the street. They have a taxi roof sign and a white license plate on the rear bumper.
Check the driver is the one you’ve booked.
When your booked vehicle arrives, make sure the driver can confirm your name and destination – check this before you get into the vehicle and always check the driver’s photo ID badge. A fully licenced driver won’t have a problem whatsoever with showing you that they are safe and legal.
Book your journey in advance and with a reputable company.
Wrexham Chauffeurs operates a 24-hour luxury chauffeur service to and from anywhere in the UK. We offer a confidential and discreet professional luxury Chauffeur service throughout North Wales and beyond in executive class vehicles to all points within the UK. All our vehicles are fully licensed with the local authority and are covered by the appropriate chauffeur insurance so you can be assured that we will make your Christmas journey a safe, comfortable and reliable one.