Getting Home Safe
As your night draws to a close, you may be wondering, “So, how do I get home now?” If you don’t have a designated driver, you can take public transit or a taxi.
Transit service ends by 1:30 am.
Airport Taxi 780-890-7070
Barrel Taxi 780-489-7777
Co-op Taxi 780-425-2525
Capital Taxi 780- 423-2425
Checker Cabs 780-484-8888
Prestige Cabs 780-462-4444
Yellow Cab 780-462-3456
24/7 Taxi 780-442-4444
Know your rights when you use taxi services:
Before you get into the cab…
- Take a picture of the cab’s license plate. This will help you retrieve forgotten articles like: wallets, jackets, phone etc.
- Ask the driver, if a deposit is required. The driver has the right to request a reasonable deposit.
- Ask the driver if cash or credit/debit cards are accepted
The Facts are….Once in the cab…
Be courteous and stay calm. Drivers can refuse a fare if they feel threatened
If a cab driver turns you away and you feel it was unjustified, you can report them online to the City of Edmonton at edmonton.ca or call 311.
- Avoid the rush. Look for a cab before 2 am or after 3 am.
- You may have to wait, so dress for the weather.
Plan ahead: It’s about keeping yourself and your friends safe
The facts speak for themselves:
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 to 25 year olds, and alcohol is a factor in 45 percent of those crashes.
- 16-25 year olds constituted 13.2 percent of the Canadian population in 2006, but accounted for 33.4 percent of the total alcohol-related crash deaths.
- Males account for 87 percent of the young fatally injured drinking drivers and 89 percent of the seriously injured drinking drivers.
- The vast majority of young drinking drivers die or are seriously injured in crashes at night.
- In nearly two-thirds of the alcohol-related multiple vehicle crashes, it was the fatally injured teen driver who had been drinking and not the other drivers.
Statistics courtesy of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)