Booking an online taxi has always been more than just click-ride-pay. The biggest issue that needs to be addressed on an urgent basis is “women safety”. Time and again we come across news of assaults or sexual violence against women by many taxi drivers or other drivers of transport.
This not only puts the general public’s safety in question, but it also jeopardizes the name of the company or brand they are associated with. Each time a passenger books a ride with us, we know that they are entrusting their lives with us. Whether it is a woman or a man, their safety has to be a top priority.
Several brands may boast about timely pick-up or the lowest of fares in the country for an online taxi. But, does your rider feel safe when they book a car with you? Every time such a piece of news hits the headlines, we as a country fail as we are not capable to protect women or girls.
In light of preventing the wrong person to get behind the steering wheel of our LynkCity taxi, we have taken several careful steps.
What do we do for women’s safety?
In the prima facie, we have incorporated the following features that substantially decrease the possibility of any harm to women’s safety.
Each and every ride that you take with LynkCity is GPS tracked. Right from the moment you book a ride until you finally reach your destination, continuous tracking is done. So, at no point in your ride are you fearful about the route your driver takes.
Strict Qualification Of Drivers:
We understand that it is our duty that we shoulder the responsibility of all our passengers who book taxis and minicabs with us. Therefore, we only employ drivers with a Hackney Carriage badge and a valid license. We also perform a background check of all the drivers we register with us.
The DoT (Department of Transport) has laid down guidelines for taxi app services. They have introduced a “national minimum standard” for drivers which LynkCity completely abides by. A database is to be generated in the near future in England wherein every driver irrespective of the vehicle he/she drives like car/bus, their records shall be maintained. Thus, any criminal records or unprofessionalism would mean they will not be allowed to drive by any company.
We believe in transparency. Thus whenever a rider books a ride, you can see the name of your driver, and his ratings by other riders. You also receive the number plate of the taxi he shall be driving. This rules out the possibility of fraudulent identity.
Safety helpline 24*7:
Despite all the precautions, if in case you ever find yourself in a situation where you suspect something going wrong, you can immediately chat or call on our helpline number. We have a prompt team and you will receive support 24/7.
We as an online taxi app services company are doing our bit to ensure your safety. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe:
- Always check the number of the car and the driver’s name before you enter the taxi.
- Never share your cab if you have booked for “private hire”.
- Get out of the car observing your surroundings as soon as you feel uncomfortable.
- Call for help whenever possible.
- If you are aware that you need a cab in the early or late hours of the day, pre-book your ride so that you are well prepared in advance. You are not stranded at the location and you can share the details of your ride with a trustworthy person.