In light of the string of sex attacks in Cardiff over the past weeks the city has relied on the taxi firms of the area to keep people safe, especially during the Freshers period. However, a new investigation has revealed that many cabbies are refusing to cater to short-distance journeys, a claim that Trading Standards are extremely keen to investigate. Sending in mystery shoppers Trading Standards aim to monitor the attitudes of said cabbies, deciding whether or not they are working within the guidelines of the law. Outrage on social media Councillor Jacqueline Perry, licensing committee chairwoman places focus on the duty the city’s drivers have, encouraging taxi drivers to take these short fares to secure safety in the city. ‘I read with interest the recent media reports on taxi drivers and claims that people are being refused because the fare is too short.’ ‘We take these matters very seriously. Taxi drivers should be ambassadors of our city and complaints will be investigated.’ ‘If you are getting a taxi from a taxi rank, the light is on, and ends within Cardiff, the driver has to take you home and must use the meter. It is as simple as that.’ Let us know what you think, should it be up to taxi drivers to keep the city safe? Leave your thoughts below.