It's all to make sure people get home safely as revellers get into the festive spirit. For the past seven years, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's licensing team have been providing marshals on taxi ranks in the town over the Christmas and New Year period.
From (Friday 15 December) licensed marshals will operate on the main ranks between midnight and 4am making sure there are orderly queues, ensuring people have enough money for the fare as well as making sure they are getting into a licensed vehicle.
The marshals will also be on the look-out for vehicles that are unlicensed and trying to operate as taxi drivers.
Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said:
“The taxi marshals are a welcomed by the public, the pub and bar trade as well as the taxi owners who say this initiative works really well.
They provide some reassurance for those out celebrating the festive period as well as helping people stay calm and in good spirits.
We want everyone to enjoy themselves but most importantly stay safe and that’s what taxi marshals are there to do.”
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has also issued some advice for people using taxis or private hire vehicles: