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Woman Shares Video To Play If You're Ever In An Uncomfortable Taxi Ride

Woman Shares Video To Play If You're Ever In An Uncomfortable Taxi Ride

This is worth saving.

A woman on TikTok has shared a video you can play if you're ever feeling uncomfortable during a taxi journey.

You can watch the video below:

TikToker @ambernicolettte posted the clip on the video sharing platform, explaining it was worth saving and playing if you ever feel uncomfortable while travelling in a cab.

Mimicking a phone call, the clip plays a woman's voice asking questions about her location - including if she would share it - how long she'll be until she arrives and the make and model of the vehicle she's travelling in.

And other TikTokers were grateful for the clip, with one writing: "Thank you for these."

Others, however, were concerned that the driver may have heard the audio already on TikTok, with one writing: "POV your taxi driver or Uber heard the sound before."

While another said: "Uber driver: oh hey I saw that video on TikTok too."

Amber shared the video on TikTok.

Unfortunately, many of us have stories of occasions when we have felt uncomfortable - and even unsafe - while in the back of a taxi. When travelling by cab, it's important to make sure you always use a licensed company.

The Met Police explain that while most mini cabs are licensed, from reputable companies and bookable by phone or by apps, "some are unlicensed and look for customers on the streets, usually at night".

They continue: "While it’s tempting after a night out to jump into the first 'minicab' you see, never get into an unbooked car because there will be no record of your journey or driver, and it puts you at risk of attack including sexual assault and robbery. They will also be uninsured in the event of an accident.

"Booking your minicab means your trip will be carried out by a licensed, insured driver in a licensed, insured vehicle.

"A record of your journey, driver and vehicle will also be logged so that, in the event of any issues, the driver can be traced.

"Always be sure to make note of or take a picture of the vehicle's number plate and licence number."

When travelling by taxi, it's important to make sure you use a licensed company.

In December, Uber announced it is introducing a new range of safety features via its app to help all of us feel safer whilst travelling on our journeys.

The new technology is designed to help us feel safer on our routes home by detecting unusual routes, prolonged stops or if a trip finishes in a different location to the destination specified. If this happens, the app will then ask both the driver and the passenger to confirm everything is OK.

You can read more on that here.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@ambernicolettte

Topics: Life