Queensland’s Taxi Council has reminded people attending tomorrow night’s State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium that taxis are an economical, direct and safe alternative to public transport.

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Chief executive officer Benjamin Wash said many people forget that when four or more people catch a cab together, the cost can be comparatively low.

“Not only are taxis economical, but they are a safer, door-to-door transport option,” he said.

Mr Wash particularly urged younger people to jump in a cab rather than walk home from Suncorp or from bus stops and train stations.

“I suggest that parents will have a much greater peace of mind knowing their daughter or son will be dropped right at their door.”

Taxi tips for State of Origin:

• A secure rank will operate at Suncorp Stadium after the game, on Castlemaine St.

• The next most accessible taxi rank is outside Hotel LA on Petrie Tce

• After Caxton St reopens, the rank outside the Caxton Hotel will also be open.

• Drivers can refuse people who they believe are too intoxicated, present a threat or do not have the capacity to pay

• Drivers have the option of asking for a fare up-front. The meter will still be turned on and the account will be reconciled at the destination.

• Both Yellow and Black & White cabs can receive bookings via their respective phone apps.

• Please be patient with drivers during heavy post-game traffic. Taxis are ordinary vehicles and do not have the ability to magically pass through other vehicles or to fly.