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Hello, my name is Christine Baker. Welcome to my site about transportation. In my city, the streets and highways are always packed full of cars, day and night. The high traffic levels have pushed city developers to consider new ways to transport large amounts of people to and from the city center. The solution they found was to build a light rail across a large portion of the land. Other cities have subways that provide the same benefits. I will use this site to explore transportation options utilized throughout the world. Please visit my site daily to see what’s new. Thanks.

Learning About Transportation

Preparing For Your First Taxi Ride? Here Are 4 Tips To Make The Ride A Success

Jeffery Spencer

Taxis are a great way to get around the city, especially if you're traveling and don't have access to your own car. If you've never taken a taxi before, you might not be aware that are certain rules of etiquette that will make the trip much smoother for you and the driver. Before you get in the taxi for the first time, you should familiarize yourself with some of these rules.

Don't Eat and Ride

If you've got food, you should eat it before you get in the cab. Food can spill, which will leave a mess for the cab driver to clean up. Not only that, but if the upholstery is stained, you'll be adding expenses that the cab driver will have to cover, especially if they're an owner/operator – meaning they own the taxi they're driving. If the food you're eating is particularly odorous, you might make it uncomfortable for future passengers, or even create a situation where the cabbie loses out on a fare because of the way the taxi smells. 

Know Where You're Going Before You Leave

While your cabbie does make money driving you around, their time is still valuable. Know where you're going before you climb in the taxi. If you're not familiar with the area, have the address written down so that you can tell the cabbie exactly where you need to go. By providing the cabbie with the exact location, you can avoid delays.

Be Considerate

When you're riding in a taxi, you should be considerate of conversation etiquette. If your cabbie tries to strike up conversation, but you don't feel like talking, be considerate and let them know that you'd prefer some quiet time. Conversely, if you're trying to strike up conversation, but your cabbie doesn't feel like chatting, don't take it personally. Instead, use the time to call a friend or surf the web on your phone.

Reward Good Service

It's important to remember that the fare you pay for the ride does not cover the tip. If your cabbie went above and beyond, let them know you noticed by giving them a generous tip. They'll appreciate the thought.

Taxi rides can be a lot of fun, especially if you understand the unwritten rules. The information provided here will help you get the most out of your first taxi ride. Contact a service like Union Taxi to learn more about using a taxi.