Boston Police Offer the Following Tips to Help Identify Boston Licensed Taxis.

All vehicles are largely white with clear markings. All taxis have a Medallion number and all drivers carry Hackney identification.

  • Do not get into unmarked taxi or livery cars.
  • Use only licensed cabs or clearly identifiable livery service vehicles that are called to your location.
  • Have credible and regulated cab company phone numbers saved to cell phone ahead of time.
  • Make note of medallion # or license plate.
  • Travel with friends when possible.
  • Once in cab call friend or someone and let them know what cab you’re in where you’ve asked driver to take you.
  • Have a plan on how you will get home before you go out.
  • Leave before bars close.
  • Schedule a designated driver.