Travelling Safely by Foot
Travelling Safely by Public Transport
Travelling Safely by Taxi
Travelling Safely by Minicab
Travelling Safely - Touts and illegal minicabs
Travelling safely by Minicab:
Minicabs are unlicensed and are booked by telephone or a minicab office. Drivers are not vetted from criminal convictions and typically use their own cars. Minicabs should be roadworthy and have adequate insurance although there have been cases of accidents involving uninsured minicab drivers and unsafe cars.
Minicabs are usually cheaper than taxis, although drivers may need some direction. When you move to a new area, you should ask other residents, or the warden of your university accommodation to recommend you a responsible minicab firm.
When you book a cab, always give your name. When a car arrives make sure the driver knows your name and booking details to confirm that it is the cab you booked.