Yo, Taxi!~!

Rights and Responsibilities of Taxi Passengers

Your Rights

As a taxi user you have the right to:

  • Decide on the route
  • See the taxi meter
  • Refuse multiple hiring
  • Have the air conditioning on
  • See the driver's photo identity card

Your driver should:

  • Be courteous and helpful
  • Know and obey all the traffic laws
  • Be neat, clean and tidy
  • Be wearing a uniform

Your taxi should be:

  • Smoke free
  • Clean and tidy
  • Well maintained

Your Responsibilities

As a taxi user you must:

  • Pay the correct fare, including any tolls and booking fees that apply
  • Wear a seat belt at all times
  • Not eat, drink or smoke in the taxi
  • Not swear or act in an offensive way
  • Not ask the driver to stop where it is illegal or unsafe to do so
  • Ensure any children under 12 months are secured in an approved child restraint
  • Please let the driver know if you need change for $50 or more.
  • The driver can refuse to take you if you are likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance, or eating, drinking, smoking or unable to pay the estimated fare.
  • If you dirty the taxi, the driver can charge you one hour's waiting fee for the cost of cleaning up
I found this link from the cab-blog I read (aussie) and I thought it was really interesting.
What's your worst taxi experience?

1 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Anonymous said...
July 10, 2007 8:03 AM

Some cab drivers are nutters, no two ways about it... some normal, some totally off the wall nuts.

One time, I took a cab to Parramatta which is a good half hour drive.
The guy proceeded to inform me on his principals on sex before marraige and politics and homosexuality... it was entiry too intense and when I got close enough to walk I told him to stop the cab.
Fruit loop.

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