How to travel safely in Portland? If you’re a frequent rider, you know how important it is to feel safe and secure during your taxi trips. At Radio Cab, safety is our top priority. You can just relax and let your experienced driver take you to any location in the area. A company with such a rich tradition must put safety first and make sure the customers are satisfied. However, we will give you a few tips in case you call another, unfamiliar taxi. In this post, we’ll share some advice for staying safe while riding in a taxi in Portland.
Make Sure It’s Your Cab
Always make sure you’re getting into the right car. Before getting into the taxi, verify the license plate number and driver’s identification match the information provided by the dispatch. It helps ensure that you are getting into the right vehicle. Criminals have been known to pose as taxi drivers to rob or harm unsuspecting passengers.
Verifying the license plate number and the driver’s identification before getting into a taxi also helps to confirm that the driver is indeed licensed and affiliated with a legitimate taxi company. In some cases, unlicensed drivers may pose as taxi drivers to overcharge or take advantage of passengers. And as a safety precaution, knowing the driver and the vehicle information can help you to identify the cab later, in case of any incidents or troubles.
Know Who You Are Driving With
Take note of the driver’s name and the taxi’s license plate number, just in case you need to report any issues later on. If you’re not sure about the driver or the car, do not get in and call for another cab.
If something doesn’t feel right, don’t hesitate to speak up or ask the driver to pull over. Know that you have the right to ask the driver to take a different route or to stop the ride if you feel unsafe. Mind your belongings and keep them in a safe place. You can close your bag and keep it close to your body. Avoid displaying expensive jewelry or electronics, and keep your phone charged in case you need to call for help.
As always, you can book Radio Cab and avoid all inconveniences.
Know Where You Are
Another way to stay safe is to always be aware of your surroundings, especially when getting in and out of the taxi. Knowing where you are when using a taxi can help you ensure that the taxi is taking you to your intended destination and communicate your location to the taxi driver if you are not sure of the address. It can also help you estimate the fare and arrival time. Additionally, if you find yourself in an emergency, having an idea of where you are can help emergency services locate you more quickly.
Share Your Location
It’s a good idea to share your location and ETA with a friend or family member, so someone knows where you are and when you’re expected to arrive. You can also track the cab using GPS service and share the link with a contact for additional safety and peace of mind. Sharing your location when using a taxi allows someone you trust to know where you are at all times. That can be especially important if you’re traveling alone or in an unfamiliar area.
In case of an emergency or if something feels wrong, the person you shared your location with can contact the authorities on your behalf and give them your exact location.
Choose Radio Cab Portland
At Radio Cab, we take safety seriously, and all of our drivers undergo a thorough background check, as well as mandatory training on passenger safety and proper driving techniques. Radio Cab cars are well-maintained, and all drivers have a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and emergency phone.
Your cab driver is there to assist you and help you get to your destination safely. If you ever have concerns or issues during a ride, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our dispatch team is available 24/7 to handle any problems or concerns you may have.
Thank you for choosing Radio Cab as your go-to taxi company, and we look forward to serving you on your next ride.