Do not get into an unbooked minicab. Unbooked minicabs are dangerous and put you at risk of attack including sexual assault and robbery.Always book your minicab with a minicab company.
Find a licensed minicab near you.
Our free Cabwise app on your smartphone lets you book your nearest minicab or black cab.
For iPhone, download Cabwise from the App Store.
For Android, download Cabwise from Google Play.
Or store the Cabwise number on your phone and we'll text you the number and details of how to use the service.
It's any minicab that hasn't been booked with a licensed minicab company. It means that there is no record of your journey or vehicle and if there is a problem, your driver cannot be traced.
If you approach a minicab driver directly, or he approaches you, it doesn't mean your minicab is booked. Drivers who accept a fare this way are acting illegally.
If a bouncer, or somebody with a high vis jacket and clipboard, hails you a minicab on the street, it doesn't mean they have booked it.
Even if your minicab has a licence sticker, your minicab is illegal and unsafe unless you have booked it with a licensed minicab company.
Black cabs are different to minicabs:
Only black cabs can be hailed by customers on the street.
We launched the #HomeSafeSelfie initiative to encourage young women to share a 'selfie' via social media when they arrive home after a night out to raise awareness of the dangers of using unbooked minicabs.
Post a #HomeSafeSelfie to let your friends know you've made it home safely.
Do not take an unbooked minicab thinking that you will be safe just because:
Find out what we're doing to protect you from illegal minicabs.
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