Illegal Cabs in London
In the lead up to the Christmas party season, thousands of women out partying with friends and colleagues are in danger of getting into an illegal cab at the end of the night. Don't risk it. 104 cab-related sexual attacks were committed in London last year and recent research shows that around half of late night travellers incorrectly believe that minicabs can pick up passengers that approach them in the street.
The Truth About Illegal Cabs
If you're out partying in London, there’s just one number that you need: Cabwise (60835). If you need a taxi home and don’t have the number of a cab firm in the area, simply text ‘HOME’ to 60835 (texts cost 35p). You’ll immediately get one taxi and two local licensed minicab numbers for firms operating in the area sent to your mobile.
In order to make best use of the service, text ‘HOME’ before you are ready to leave (e.g. before last orders). You’ll then have plenty of time to phone for the cab and arrange pickup for when you are ready to head home. There's no need to ever risk an illegal cab again.
Cabwise is available on all mobile networks except 3. We hope to have it on 3 soon but in the meantime there is a different number 3 customer’s need to text. See Transport for London for details.
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