How to Select a Taxi Service
A taxi is an essential component of the public transportation system. Whether you are calling a taxi to your home or office on a regular basis, or are visiting a strange city and need a cab to move around, they are often the most convenient way to travel. And while the cost of a taxi trip may be more expensive than other forms of public transport like a bus or subway, the savings in time and the convenience they offer make the cost justified. This is especially true if you need to be at a place at a specific time or are traveling with a large number of belongings – struggling on to a bus or train with your arms full of bags and parcels is no fun.
But not all taxis are the same. They may all look similar on the surface, but there are a range of factors that are not easily apparent that can affect the nature of your trip, the amount you pay and most of all your safety. That is why knowing how to choose a taxi is very important.
For example, you should know in advance, whether the taxi company is licensed or not. Only a licensed taxi service will meet the legal and operational requirements that will offer you a safe journey. There are a huge number of private or ‘pirate’ taxis on the roads that are unlicensed and do not have the necessary permits.