Carmarthenshire County Council introduced this project a first of its kind in Wales in August 2006 following Council’s campaigns warning residents about the dangers of using illegal Taxi’s.
The CAB SAFE project is a service that gives members of the public access to a text service that allows them to receive local licensed taxi and private hire information to their mobile phone in the area they are texting from.
This service is an innovative text service, that allows people to receive localised licensed cab numbers direct to their mobile phones by texting the word CAB to 83222.
The system works by locating the person who sent the text via their mobile phone signal and will automatically send them a text reply with the contact numbers of the 3 nearest Taxi firms for their location.
This scheme has now also been rolled out in 8 local authorities across Wales.