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Safety in taxis

Make sure you stay safe in taxis - if you need a taxi, book one of the following licensed taxi firms or hail a hackney carriage from one of the following taxi ranks.

Hull taxi firms

Taxi firm Telephone number
65 Cars 01482 656 565
01482 500 602
70 Cars 01482 446 622
01482 707 070
706 Cars 01482 706 706
Belmont Cars 01482 868 686
Eight Five Cars/Boundary and Quadrant Cars 01482 858 585
East Hull Cars 01482 444 555
Five O Limited 01482 505 050
Five Seven Cars 01482 575 757
01482 447 777
Hull Cars 01482 828 282
Ringway Cars 01482 444 888
Six O Cars

01482 606 060
01482 440 440

Sutton Cars 01482 823 333
01482 878 787
Three Five Cars 01482 353 535

Hull city centre designated hackney carriage ranks

Taxi rank
Lowgate - outside Rifts (was Revolution)
Ferensway - outside House of Fraser
Alfred Gelder Street - outside Empress
Kingston Square - outside Kingston Theatre Hotel
George Street - outside Pozition
Carr Lane / Anlaby Road - outside Admiral of the Humber
Market Place - outside Jobcentre
Mill Street
Outside of the Transport Interchange

Taxi safety tips

Taxis operating within Hull are mainly operated in a safe manner, but there are a number of things you can check to ensure your taxi journeys are as safe as possible.

Hail a taxi tick icon

Hail itHackney Carriages or ‘black cabs’ can be hired from designated ranks or hailed (flagged down) in the street. They can also be pre-booked through a licensed operator. The vehicles are either people carriers or purpose-built cabs. All of Hull’s Hackney Carriage fleet is wheelchair accessible.

Cars are easy to identify, with an illuminated ‘taxi’ sign on the roof, a taximeter, identification stickers on both front doors and a yellow identification plate on the rear.

Hackney Carriage is also tested every six months to ensure it is roadworthy. All Hackney Carriage drivers have an identification badge, and have regular police checks and medicals.

Book a taxi tick icon

Book itPrivate hire vehicles, or ‘minicabs’, must be pre-booked through a licensed operator (this means that you cannot flag one down). These are usually standard cars, but can be minibuses.

They have identification stickers on both rear doors and a red and white identification plate on the rear of the vehicle. A private hire vehicle is also tested every six months to ensure it is roadworthy.

As with Hackney Carriages, each driver will have an identification badge and has regular police checks and medicals.

Avoid unmarked taxis cross icon

Avoid it‘Bogus taxi’, ‘rogue taxi’, whatever you want to call them, please avoid them. These vehicles will not be displaying official identification marks - no door stickers and/or an identification plate.

The vehicles can be un-roadworthy and, if you were to be involved in an accident, you will not be insured.

How to avoid getting into an unmarked taxi -

  • hail or book a licensed hackney carriage, or book a private hire vehicle through a licensed operator
  • check that the door stickers and identification plate match the vehicle details
  • make sure the driver shows you his badge and that the photo is a true likeness

Be safe – only use licensed hackney carriages and licensed private hire vehicles!

Hackney carriage door sign Private hire door sign
Hackney carriage door sign Private hire door sign
Hackney carriage driver's badge Private hire driver's badge
Hackney carriage driver's badge Private hire driver's badge
Hackney carriage ID plate Private hire ID plate
Hackney carriage identification plate Private hire identification plate

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