Presented by \nSummer has well and truly hit The Six, and like every year, it's brought with it the season's best concerts, festivals, free events, patios and, of course, late nights. The only downside? Trying to find your way home.\nAt a whopping 630 kilometres, getting from Point A to Point B in the city isn't always easy - especially after a big night out.\nWhether you're heading to the beach, a music festival, or one of Toronto's newest bars, taxis and private transportation companies (PTC) such as Uber and Lyft provide alternative ways to getting around.\nHowever, there are a few things you should know before you ride. Here are 10 top tips from the City of Toronto to stay safe this summer.\nWhen using a PTC, check that the driver's photo actually matches the driver in the vehicle, and the licence plate on the app matches the licence plate on the vehicle.\nRoman Tiraspolsky | Dreamstime\nOnly taxis are permitted to pick-up passengers from the street via “street hail” and use designated taxi stands. All PTC rides must be booked through an app.\nView this post on Instagram Ever heard of "e-hailing"? You likely do it everyday....and Beck can help you do it too 😉 . E-hailing is a process of ordering a taxi, limousine, or any other form of transportation pick up via your 📱. Check out our APP and let us know what you think! . . #becktaxi #beckapp #torontotaxi #drivenbypeople #torontolife #movingtoronto #toronto_insta #seetoronto #inside_to #torontobusiness #torontobrand #torontoapp #hail #taxi #taxicab #orderabeck #app #ehailing A post shared by Beck Taxi (@becktaxi_) on Aug 8, 2018 at 2:23pm PDT\nTaxis display their taxi plate on the rear of the vehicle, with the number posted on the side door, and have a roof light. PTCs must display an identifying sign in their rear window.\nView this post on Instagram Navigating Toronto streets at night can be difficult, especially as the weather starts to get colder, icier and snowier. We'd love to help you get around town with ease! Place an order for your Beck through our app and get to your destinations without any hassle! 🧡💚 📸: @tylersjourney A post shared by Beck Taxi (@becktaxi_) on Nov 5, 2018 at 5:01pm PST\nWhen you hail a taxi from the street, or are picked up at a taxi stand, the driver must activate the meter and charge the City-regulated rate.\nView this post on Instagram #DowntownToronto#TaxiofToronto#TorontoTaxi#TorontoStreets#Towers#ColdDay#OntarioCountry#November2014#Toronto#Ontario#Canada#🇨🇦# A post shared by Travels Around the World (@travelsaroundtheworld91) on May 11, 2017 at 2:24pm PDT\nTaxi drivers must provide service to the first person who requests it, no matter how small the fare.\nAnjelagr | Dreamstime.com\nDrivers cannot refuse service to any person with a disability. This includes a person accompanied by a service animal.\nView this post on Instagram It can be difficult travelling daily during the winter months, but with the help of City Taxi we can get you to your destination safely. #citytaxi#toronto#vaughan#technology#digitalworld#taxi#dontdrinkanddrive#northyork#tdot#the6ix#cntower#vaughanmills#yorkdale#yorkdalemall A post shared by City Taxi (@citytaxitoronto) on Nov 20, 2017 at 2:44pm PST\nTaxi drivers must provide airport flat-rate maps upon request.\nView this post on Instagram City Taxi drivers always strive to provide our customers with excellent service. Your City, Your Taxi. #citytaxi#toronto#vaughan#technology#digitalworld#taxi#dontdrinkanddrive#northyork#tdot#the6ix#cntower#vaughanmills#yorkdale#yorkdalemall A post shared by City Taxi (@citytaxitoronto) on Jan 3, 2018 at 2:47pm PST\nPTCs or taxis booked through a brokerage may charge you with a rate different than the City-regulated rate. You must agree to accept the price before starting your trip.\nView this post on Instagram Don't get worked up over business travel. Sign your company up with 'Uber for Business' for an effortless way to expense your rides #U4B 💼 [Learn more: link in our bio] A post shared by Uber Canada (@uber_canada) on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:38pm PST\nBe sure to check for cyclists when entering or exiting a cab or PTC vehicle.\nView this post on Instagram Making your way around TO has never been easier! 😊 Hail a Beck on the street or order a Beck through our app and we can help you get to your desired destination on time! 🚕#BeckLovesTO A post shared by Beck Taxi (@becktaxi_) on Nov 19, 2018 at 1:00pm PST\nTaxi and PTC drivers and vehicles must meet City standards for criminal background checks, driving history checks, and be equipped with snow tires or all-weather tires from December 1 to April 30.\nView this post on Instagram Happy Tuesday! Seize the day and do something GREAT. #Toronto #Street #Streets #TorontoStreets #TorontoLife #CityLife #Work #WorkLife #NewDay #Inspire #Motivate #Positive #Photography #TheSix #MovingTheSix #DrivenByThePeople A post shared by Beck Taxi (@becktaxi_) on May 28, 2019 at 8:16am PDT\nWhether you're just going down the road or across the entire city, be sure to follow these 10 top tips this summer to ensure a smooth, safe, and enjoyable ride!\nThe City of Toronto\nVisit the City of Toronto's website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages for tips on passenger safety.