Taxi tips for Christmas and New Year in Crawley

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Revellers in Crawley are being reminded to only use licensed taxis and private hire vehicles this Christmas and New Year.

Crawley Borough Council has pulled together these tips for a safe journey:

– Make sure you get into a licensed vehicle; it will have a Crawley Borough Council plate on the back

– Taxis, which are all white, can be hailed in the street and at the town’s taxi ranks

– Private hire vehicles must be pre-booked though the company, not the driver of the car

– If the private hire vehicle is from a Crawley company make sure it has a Crawley Borough Council plate on the back and Crawley ID in the car.

Cllr Michael Jones, chair of the council’s licensing committee, said: “Unlicensed vehicles, which includes vehicles licensed by other local authorities, are not insured to take paying passengers so it’s crucial that they are not used.

“Have fun this Christmas and New Year but please only use properly licensed taxis and private hire vehicles.”

For more information visit www.crawley.gov.uk/taxi.