Taxi Passenger Safety
When traveling in an unfamiliar city or a foreign country, most tourists will need to use a taxi at least once or twice on their trip. Therefore, it is very important to consider taxi passenger safety tips. First, understand the traffic patterns of the destination and how a cab is hailed. It can be dangerous to cross a street to a cab without knowing which direction the traffic is coming from. Before entering the cab, check for a medallion or licensing from the city or state, as applicable. Once in the taxi, pay attention to the actions of the driver. If he is driving erratically, using a cell phone, or distracted. Politely ask him to cease this activity, if the driver continues, ask to be let off. When trying to find a taxi cab, use the services offered by the hotel or restaurant. They will know which companies are reputable and charge fair prices. If calling the company directly, ask for fare information so the driver does not attempt to overcharge. Finally, when possible, do not travel alone or at least let someone know where you are headed and the cab company you are travelling with.