Pink Ladies Taxis – for girls only
Article reviewed: 2013/01/07 | Next review due: 2014/07/26
For piece of mind for women travelling alone at night, a women’s-only taxi firm has been setup: Pink Ladies Taxi Company (Pink Ladies Taxis).
There have been a number news items involving abuse from taxi drivers in recent years in London, with a major offender recently being convicted and jailed. The majority of assaults occurred because of unlucky travelers using unofficial taxis, driven illegally by unlicensed drivers. Watch out for unlicenced taxis; they are illegal and are not cheaper. With the number of taxis in London limited, it can sometimes be difficult to find one, but don’t opt for an illegal taxi – it can be a very dangerous choice. You are getting into a car with a stranger.
To increase safety for women travellers, two mothers created the Pink Ladies Cab company in 2005. These pink taxis are only driven by women and only take fares from women. The female drivers are all trained to self-defence for added reassurance!
To book a Pink Lady taxi, you must first register on their website, then you can order any of their taxis via the internet or phone. They will send you a text when they have arrived at your collection point, so you don’t have to wait outside for them until they have actually arrived outside.
The best thing about these taxis is that they are the same price as a black cab only you get all of these extra advantages!
- Pink Ladies Taxis: http://www.pinkladies.co.uk