Santa Barbara Police Department’s Holiday Taxi Tips

Officials with the Santa Barbara Police Department have just released a few helpful tips for hailing cabs this holiday season. KEYT News Channel Three reports that getting a safe ride home is easier than ever. First and foremost, police officers always recommend designating a driver before celebrating with alcoholic beverages. If a designated driver falls through, the Santa Barbara Police Department wants you to hire a cab.

Savvy tech users can now hail a cab using smartphone apps. Officials with the police department want citizens to know that they have rights as customers. A taxi cab can never refuse a short distance fare. Additionally, it’s illegal for a driver to charge a minimum fee or charge extra for groups. If you’ve been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel, no matter how short the distance is.

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