Briefing for Pembrokeshire Taxi Operators

Take Me Too! is a local community lift-sharing project.  The project matches people who need transport with someone who is going their way, and is happy to give them a lift.  

Take Me Too! is run by the local community transport charity PACTO (Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations) and has received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Although Take Me Too! is a new project which is being specifically developed for rural communities, it follows the model of other established lift sharing schemes which are already operating in Pembrokeshire, such as and Blablacar.  All these schemes are governed by car sharing legislation as set out in the Public Passenger Vehicle Act (1981 Section 1(4)).

Drivers who volunteer to offer lifts as part of Take Me Too! are NOT paid.  We suggest a passenger contribution of 25p per mile.  No profit is made.  

Note that lifts in this context is entirely different to the illegal practice of touting for lifts on social media. We recognise that this practice does damage the taxi trade and we support Pembrokeshire County Council’s Licensing team in their efforts to eradicate this practice.

All arrangements for lifts via Take Me Too are made in advance – there is no touting for passengers on the street. 

Whilst drivers are not required to undergo the same checks as new taxi drivers, all drivers and passengers must register with Take Me Too before they can offer or request a lift.  As part of the sign up process, we check each driver’s licence and the MOT/Tax status of their car.  If we receive a complaint about any driver or a passenger, they will be suspended from Take Me Too! while we investigate.  We provide further advice about lift sharing safely on our website:    

We signpost transport services. If a passenger does not receive the offer of a lift for a journey they have requested, we will suggest other options for them, including public and community transport services and taxis where appropriate. 

If you would like to find out more about Take Me Too! please visit our website at , email or call us on 01437 701123 (Monday - Friday 09.00 - 16.00).