Gateshead Central Taxis employ both male and female drivers all of which are fully uniformed, police checked and local authority approved.

We want to provide women with the choice of having that extra peace of mind with a woman driver.

The vast majority of taxi drivers are safe and reliable, but there has been a rise in recent years in serious sexual assaults against women, who are often travelling in an unlicensed minicab, late at night.

Our lady drivers are very popular with passengers who are travelling alone, female passengers, parents with children and teenagers travelling home alone. They are in a class of there own with many of our female customers being only to happy to supply a comment for our website as below.

Jackie from Dunston said "I always feel so much safer when it is a woman driver. It's all about peace of mind and safety."

Amy from Whickham said "I always ask for a female driver. It makes me feel more at ease after a night out."

Lisa from Newcastle said "I have actually changed taxi companies purely because Gateshead Central will always guarantee me a lady driver for my daughters should I request one."

Claire from Rowlands Gill said "I use Gateshead Central to escort my son home from school as all the drivers are education and social services approved and carry their driver / escort badge."