Get a taxi - Not our Boat 


South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) in conjunction with their partner organisation the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has launched a hard hitting, multimedia campaign - ‘Get a Taxi – Not our Boat’.

The aim is to raise awareness of the high number of accidental drowning incidents that occur throughout South Wales and reduce the number of water incidents around the rivers and banks of South Wales but in particular, in and around the Cardiff Bay Barrage and the River Taff.

During recent months, SWFRS and the RNLI rescue boats and crews have attended a number of incidents where individuals – mainly young adult males - have slipped and fallen into the water in the Cardiff Bay Barrage and the River Taff – often after drinking alcohol. 

This Water Safety campaign aims to warn individuals of the dangers of walking near rivers and banks – especially after drinking alcohol with the message that it’s better to ‘Get a taxi – Not our Boat’ – therefore encouraging people to make their way home more safely after a night out and avoid risky areas where both fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents can occur.

'Get a taxi' video
To help get the campaigns message out to as people as possible SWFRS and the RNLI have also created some impactful visuals including a hard hitting You Tube video.

'Get a taxi, not our boat' competition

To be in with a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX you need to:

  1. Watch the video above by clicking on the thumbnail and like it on YouTube
  2. 'Like' us on Facebook or 'Follow' us on Twitter
  3. Share the video on our social media pages with the hashtag #getataxi

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Page Last Updated on 05/8/2015