2. Stay safe

We're responsible for making sure that the taxi and private hire trade in Stockport is operated in a safe and professional manner. We make sure that all our licensed drivers, vehicles and operators meet the correct standards of safety and comfort.

Taxi awareness

  • only use licensed taxis or pre-booked licensed private hire vehicles - know the difference between a hackney carriage and private hire vehicle
  • if you're travelling alone, pre-book your licensed private hire vehicle through an operator
  • check the vehicle you're getting in to is the vehicle you've booked. Ask what name is on the booking
  • always check the driver's badge to make sure they're licensed
  • if you have any doubts about a taxi do not get in and order another
  • know where the taxi ranks are
  • take a taxi with friends
  • always sit in the back seats