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Taxis provide a valuable service, particularly late at night when other forms of public transport are not available. Security for drivers and passengers is of paramount importance.
Licensed drivers deal with strangers, often in isolated places, and carry cash, so may be at risk of violence and other offences such as:
Licensed drivers are encouraged to report all incidents to the Police using Lancashire Constabulary do it online forms, for non-emergency issues.
The council supports measures which enable drivers to reduce risk in their working environment, such as:
The Department of Transport has published two guidance documents for drivers on how to stay safe. These are titled 'Staying safe guidance for taxi drivers' and 'Staying safe guidance for private hire drivers', which can be found in the documents section.
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