NTA is today launching an information campaign, encouraging taxi passengers to download and use the Driver Check App this Christmas and New Year season.
NTA spokesperson said: “With the Christmas season upon us, whether people are shopping, socialising or working, travelling by taxi is a safe, convenient and reliable option.
“But to make passengers’ experience even safer, we would strongly encourage them to use our Driver Check App.
“This App allows users to verify that the vehicle that they are about to hire has been correctly registered with NTA and that the driver is properly licenced to operate that vehicle.
“Our Driver Check App covers licensed taxis, hackneys and limos. It is a handy tool that ensures your safety and comfort when hiring a driver or vehicle. There is also the facility to email a friend with trip details.
“This service clearly protects passengers, but it also protects the interests of the majority of operators who are in full compliance with the SPSV licencing regulations.
“Taxis are a great way of getting around and thanks to the Driver Check App, there are more reasons than ever to leave the car behind.”
You can download the app free from the Apple App store for iPhone and iPad, or Google Play store for Android devices.