Check Welwyn Hatfield taxis on phone app

PUBLISHED: 06:30 01 December 2011




PARTY-GOERS will soon be able to check they are getting into a licensed taxi, thanks to a new mobile phone app.

From today (Thursday) Welwyn Hatfield drivers will be registered on

The passenger just enters the vehicle’s registration number and then receives details of whether the car is licensed or not, what colour, make and model the car is and importantly whether the vehicle has a Hackney Carriage – licence to pick up from the rank – or Private Hire – licence to be pre-booked.

Welwyn Hatfield councillor Bernard Sarson said: “This application can bring assurance to both passengers and registered drivers that they are safe, because as well as verifying that a vehicle is licensed, the stored information provides a traceable system. It brings transparency and accountability to those operating or using a hired vehicle on a journey home.”

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