Night life is one of the best parts of living in Melbourne. Legendary rock music at Cherry Bar, all night dancing in Fitzroy, and some of the best pubs in the country; it’s hard to see why anyone would want to stay home. But I know I’ve almost stayed in a few times when I realised how late I would be out, and how limited my transport options would be.

Working out how to get home at the end of a night out can be pretty stressful. It’s hard to know what’s safe and what isn’t, especially when you’re tired and (let’s all be honest) a little less than sober.

Before I did my research, I assumed that all my options were probably equally safe.

But after spending some time looking into the different safeguards for late night travellers, I’m firmly in camp taxi. Now whenever I have a night out, I use the Silver Top Taxi app to get home.

Let me tell you why.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually hitchhike. It would be pretty reckless to trust a stranger to drive you home, right? And yet most people have no idea how their drivers are vetted. Silver Top makes sure you can trust your driver, with mandatory police checks to guarantee you can relax on your trip home. Now all you have to worry about is making sure you haven’t left your jacket behind the bar again.

And your friends can feel just as calm, with shareable GPS tracking making it easy to check everyone is home safe. Prefer to take a group trip? You can use PayPal to split the bill, meaning you never have to carry cash on a night out again. Not sure when your group will be ready to call it a night? The Silver Top app’s Quick Hail feature lets you book a cab instantly, with 4 seaters, Maxi Taxis, and SUV options, so you know your group can always get a taxi, no matter where the night takes you. And all Silver Top cars are fitted with interior and exterior high definition cameras, meaning there will always be a record of your journey.

Don’t let getting home ever stop you from enjoying a night out again. Download the Silver Top app today, and carry a safe ride home in your pocket.

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