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06/07/2013 at 11:40
Just wondering really. Im out tonight on a hen night and am planning on getting a cab home, it will be late and il be a bit drunk.
anyway iv always done this and never really thught much about it.
However me and a friend was talking about it the other day and friends h said he wouldnt want her getting a cab home home on her own really.
Just got me wondering really. I would always ring a cab or get it from a cab office, id never just get in a random car at the side of the road or anything like that, would always get from a proper cab place.
06/07/2013 at 11:51
I have got a cab before, If your worried I read something the other day, Take his reg number and call someone and tell them the reg number and where your going when your in the taxi, so they can hear you, then they will know that nothing can happen because someone knows his details. (Even if you leave it on someones voicemail)
06/07/2013 at 11:52
I do all the time, as the only alternative is to not drink. Er, no, not happening! I think as long as you book it in advance with a reputable firm, the risks are fairly low! Have a good time!
I haven't done for ages but yes I would (haven't through not going anywhere and needing a cab)
I used to walk home from town at 3am and slightly tipsy and that is probably considerably more worrying.
I know someone that always texts the details of the taxi driver to her mates when she gets one on her own.
06/07/2013 at 11:58
im not worried , i just wondered if i was in the minority not being bothered.
texting the details is a good idea safety wise, although i doubt il bother if im honest.
06/07/2013 at 12:18
I do frequently. I work away a fair bit and if I travel by train I have to then get a cab home and it can be anywhere up to midnight.
Tbh I dont do anything totally reckless but you have to live your life without thinking everyone is out to hurt you - this is my view!
06/07/2013 at 12:20
Before I had children, then yes. I don't tend to go out and be in a position that I have to get a cab alone (either H is with me or a girlfriend will share with me and my place is always first for dropping off). The last time I did it, I made sure H knew where I was by text regularly just in case though.
06/07/2013 at 22:26
My House is in the country and I have to get out and open my gates and walk down a long drive in the pitch black and it's fairly secluded. I worry that there are a lot of easy places for a taxi driver to just pull over and attack me or something!
I normally get my sister or a friend to pick me up. If I can't get a lift I won't drink.
07/07/2013 at 11:45
I always have done on nights out, either getting a black cab, or going to a cab office, usually there's more than one of us going to get one at the same time, but we can't get the same one since my friends don't live near me so it's not really practical.
In fact I was out on a hen do last night and me and another girl were going home at the same time and both went and got a black cab - I could hardly walk anymore (due to being stood up most of the day, not the alcohol) so didn't want to go all the way to the cab office! Luckily two came at the same time so neither of us were left waiting, although it was quite busy at that time so I wouldn't have been worried if I was left on my own.
07/07/2013 at 11:59
I do. My best friend has 4 family members who are taxi drivers, so I always get one of their cabs.
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