A night out with your friends can be a great way to unwind and let loose after a week of work. But it’s important to have a safe night out whilst doing so.
Follow our top tips below to make sure that your night out is memorable for only the good times and great craic had by all!
Safety in Numbers: Stick with Your Friends
When out and about, it’s always best to stay in a group. By sticking together with people you trust, you can reduce the chances of becoming a target for anyone with malicious intentions. There have been reports of spiking in Aberdeen clubs and pubs over the last few months, so having you and your friends look out for each other is invaluable for thwarting any illegal activities and having a safe night out.
Drink in Moderation and Watch Your Drinks
Alcohol can lower your inhibitions, making it easier for criminals to target you. By staying in control of your drinking, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Never leave your drink unattended, as this can leave you vulnerable to having your drink spiked.
Stick to Well-Lit Areas and Don’t Walk Home Alone
If walking home after a night out, always stick to well-lit areas where there are plenty of people around. Plan your route home beforehand and stick to well-known areas to avoid any potential danger. If you’re walking home, please take advantage of SafeKab’s new ‘SafeWalk’ feature.
SafeWalk allows you to share your walk home with a loved one so they can keep an eye on your journey every step of the way. We have also developed a ‘panic button’ that stays on your phone screen, so should you feel threatened you can press the button and notify both the local SafeKab office and a loved one that you need help. With our FREE SafeWalk function, you need never walk home alone ever again!
SafeWalk is completely free to use for anyone who downloads the app! It’s a fantastic tool for students, schools, families, lone women, and anyone who might feel vulnerable while travelling alone. Download the app now and be sure of a safe end to a safe night out.
Keep Your Valuables Hidden
Avoid advertising your valuables, such as your mobile phone or jewellery, while out and about. Keep them hidden in zipped pockets or bags to make yourself less of a target.
Avoid Hostile Situations
If you encounter a hostile situation, don’t get involved. Instead, seek help from bouncers or the police and remain with your friends.
Book a Safe Ride Home
Booking a taxi or arranging a lift with someone you trust is a great way to ensure you make it home safely. When booking with SafeKab you can be sure of a safe ride home after a safe night out.
Our safety features include:
- The Power to Choose your driver, vehicle and price you pay for your ride. Giving you full control and transparency over your journey.
- Unique Safety Code for you and your driver so you know you’re in the right vehicle.
- Journey Monitoring so you can see where you are, the road home and also share this information with a loved one.
- A Panic Button is embedded in our app so if you feel vulnerable at any time, you can press the button and notify both SafeKab’s local cab office and a loved one.
- SafeKab Credit means that you don’t need to carry money or a card to get your ride home. Money can be deposited in your in-app wallet so there is always cash to get you home after a great night out.
Always Book a Licensed Cab
When booking a taxi, always go for a licensed taxi or a minicab that has been recommended to you. Never hail an unlicensed taxi or get into a car with a stranger, as it’s simply not worth the risk.
You can book a local taxi on our innovative new SafeKab taxi booking app. It takes seconds to get a taxi booked and if you order yours in advance there’ll be one waiting for you when you need it – no more waiting at the rank for you!
Safety and reliability are at the heart of everything we do at SafeKab. Why not download our app and be part of the safety revolution and let us help you feel confident with every journey you make!
Download the SafeKab app today!
For more information about the app or to become a partner in this exciting new step in community safety, visit www.safekab.org or follow us on Facebook.