City of Edmonton and taxi cab officials are reminding Edmontonians of what to look for when selecting a taxi, to ensure they’re getting into a safe, licensed cab.

The city’s Chief Livery Officer said there are a number of ways to identify a legitimate taxi.

“Licensed cabs are subject to significant scrutiny by the City of Edmonton, Making them a safe option for travelling.” Officer Garry Dziwenka said in a press release.

The city said Edmontonians should look for the following signs, to indicate a taxi and it’s driver have been licensed by the city:

  • An ‘Edmonton Taxi’ front license plate
  • The name and phone number of the company posted on the door
  • A roof light on top of the vehicle
  • A City of Edmonton sticker displayed in the front, passenger window
  • A City of Edmonton-issued driver’s license displayed inside the vehicle
  • The meter inside should be visible
  • A meter rate sticker should be visible in the back passenger window

If any of those indicators are not visible, the city said riders should not get in the vehicle.